sherryvallies

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Polish szarawary (cognate with Russian шаровары ‘wide trousers’), ultimately from Persian شلوار (šalvâr).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ʃɛrɪˈvælɪz/

Noun[edit]

sherryvallies (plural only)

  1. (historical) Thick loose riding-trousers, fastened on the outside of each leg.
    • 1860: Many years ago, when the facilities for travelling were not as great as now, and when journeys were made on horseback, sherryvallies were indispensable to the traveller. — John Russell Bartlett, Dictionary of Americanisms (Brown Little 1860, p. 399)