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Trousers; pants

men's or ladies' garment which covers the pelvis and both lower limbs. The legs may be of various lengths, and may or may not have turn-ups. Men's t. have a fly at the front of the pelvis; women's t. more commonly have a fly on the left-hand side. T. probably originated in the Orient; in Europe they were first worn by the Gauls and several Germanic tribes. Only in the 12th century did they become common men's attire. They take the form of long tights, although they have undergone far-reaching developments in shape and materials. Originally they were principally a garment for men, and only in the early 20th century did their use extend to women: nowadays they are a basic item of a woman's wardrobe. We distinguish between: hipsters, Bermuda shorts, Capri pants, cigarette pants, cyclist t., jeans, evening-dress t., riding breeches, jogging t., leggings, carrot-style t., conical-style t., corsair-style t., ski pants, Marlene Dietrich t., bib slacks, suit t., t. of pirate style, drainpipe t., D. J. t., sports t., St. Tropéz t., shorts, training-suit t., t. of torero style, bell-shaped t. and jacket t.



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