calzón

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Galician[edit]

Galicians wearing calzóns ("breeches")

Etymology[edit]

Attested since the 14th century, as a surname. From calza +‎ -ón.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [kɑlˈθoŋ], (western) [kɑlˈsoŋ]

Noun[edit]

calzón m (plural calzóns)

  1. (also in the plural) breeches
  2. (also in the plural) underwear, underpants

References[edit]

  • calçon” in Xavier Varela Barreiro & Xavier Gómez Guinovart: Corpus Xelmírez - Corpus lingüístico da Galicia medieval. SLI / Grupo TALG / ILG, 2006-2016.
  • calzón” in Dicionario de Dicionarios da lingua galega, SLI - ILGA 2006-2013.
  • calzón” in Tesouro informatizado da lingua galega. Santiago: ILG.
  • calzón” in Álvarez, Rosario (coord.): Tesouro do léxico patrimonial galego e portugués, Santiago de Compostela: Instituto da Lingua Galega.

Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Augmentative of calza. Compare calzone. Doublet of sosón.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

calzón m (plural calzones)

  1. underpants
  2. female undergarment, panties, knickers
    Synonyms: bombacha, braga

Derived terms[edit]

Usage notes[edit]

In Spain, it is generally used only in the plural.

In El Salvador, it is used as a regular countable noun meaning 'pair of panties', perfectly normally in the singular: Me compré un calzón nuevo 'I bought a new pair of panties (for myself)', Se te olvidó empacar esos tres calzones 'You forgot to pack those three pairs of panties'.