trouser

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A pair of trousers.

trouser (plural trousers)

  1. (used attributively as a modifier) Of or relating to trousers.
    trouser leg
  2. (in clothing retail and fashion) A pair of trousers.
    And this is our linen trouser, sir.

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  • Outside the clothing retail and fashion industries, the use of the noun trouser to refer to a pair of trousers is rare.

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trouser (third-person singular simple present trousers, present participle trousering, simple past and past participle trousered)

  1. (transitive, Britain, Ireland, informal) To put money into one's trouser pocket; to pocket.
  2. (Can we verify(+) this sense?)(transitive, Britain, Ireland, informal) To legally remove funds from an organization for personal use.
  3. (transitive, Britain, Ireland, informal) To secretively steal an item or money for personal use.

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