de- + pants
depants (third-person singular simple present depantses, present participle depantsing, simple past and past participle depantsed)
- (slang, transitive) To remove the trousers from (someone), often by force or surprise as a prank.
- 1954, Edith Pope, River in the Wind, Scribner, page 100:
- "'First off we depants's you. Then we take and bounce you. You'll be pulling oyster shells out of your backside—'
- 1998, Bruce Clayton, Praying for Base Hits: An American Boyhood, University of Missouri Press, →ISBN, page 195:
- "For moronic fun we liked to sneak up behind a buddy and depants him, particularly if he was trying to sweet-talk a young college-bound girl."
- 2004, Vicki Lewis Thompson, The Nerd Who Loved Me, St. Martin's Press, →ISBN, page 72:
- "Harry had been about eight when three burly high school kids had followed him home, threatening to 'depants that little nerd.'"