Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n.pl. Scots Breeches.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Pants, breeches.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Scotch and northern English form of breeches.

Etymologies

Middle English, pl. of brek, from Old English brēc; see breech.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Related to breeches. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • He took off slowly the leathern "breeks" of his craft, sloughing them as an adder casts his skin.

    The Lilac Sunbonnet

  • In my mind's eye were the dirty yelling faces, the shaken fists, the hail of clods and brickbats that had knocked the Provost's hat off, the Peninsular veteran sergeant bawling to the wavering militia to hold their line, the snarling obscenities as the mob gave back sullenly before the bayonets, your correspondent near to soiling his fine Cherrypicker "breeks" with fear … and this glowering inquisitor with his rasping voice and peeler's eyes remembered it, too.

    Flashman and the angel of the lord

  • In my mind's eye were the dirty yelling faces, the shaken fists, the hail of clods and brickbats that had knocked the Provost's hat off, the Peninsular veteran sergeant bawling to the wavering militia to hold their line, the snarling obscenities as the mob gave back sullenly before the bayonets, your correspondent near to soiling his fine Cherrypicker "breeks" with fear ... and this glowering inquisitor with his rasping voice and peeler's eyes remembered it, too.

    Flashman and the angel of the lord

  • Even when, like this series, it's pop tornado Chico on skates, in a satin yellow bomber jacket and snug-fit breeks, livening up his wobbling with a nifty hand jive and a Who?

    Dancing On Ice: Grace Dent's TV OD

  • Embarrassed by his velvet breeks and white stockings, praying no one from his school would ever see pictures of him in such sissy clothes, he was trying to distance himself from the mayhem.

    A Small Death in the Great Glen

  • She could feel his erection strain his breeks beneath her.

    Aching for Always

  • He handed her the pen, and she scrabbled at the closure on her breeks.

    Aching for Always

  • He placed his timepiece on the nightstand, then loosened his breeks and let them fall.

    Aching for Always

  • Hugh hurried down the steps, and his last vision of Joss was as she dropped the breeks to the floor, lifted a cotton nightgown over her head and let it fall over her naked body.

    Aching for Always

  • He struggled into his breeks and slipped his shirt over his head.

    Aching for Always

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  • Scots - trousers.

    December 6, 2007