Definitions

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  • n. A pair of very low-cut trousers which reveal part of the buttocks.
  • n. In The Gambia, a young man who solicits money or favours from tourists, sometimes in exchange for sex.

Etymologies

Origin uncertain, apparently from bum +‎ -ster. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • His profile was elevated in the early 1990s when his own line of low "bumster" trousers were launched in London.

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  • He designed the famous "bumster" trousers, which displayed the cleavage between model's buttocks in a parody of the low-slung trousers worn by construction workers.

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  • He designed the famous "bumster" trousers, which displayed the cleavage between model's buttocks in a parody of the low-slung trousers worn by workers on London building sites.

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  • His early shows were shocking, but hugely influential - one, entitled "Highland Rape", included sharply tailored tartan silhouettes and his now notorious "bumster" trousers, cut so low they revealed the crack of the buttocks.

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  • The London-born designer, famous for designs including 'bumster' trousers, skull-printed scarves and known as Lee to his friends, was just 40 years old.

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  • In 1994 after graduation he set up his own London-based fashion label, gaining a reputation as a controversial designer with his 'bumster' jeans and collection titled

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  • She recalled the dramatic impact of McQueen's designs on the world by recounting the story of his Dante collection, featuring models wearing the "bumster" trousers worn well down the hip, hitting the catwalk in New York in the late 1990s.

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  • McQueen quickly became a controversial figure, notably by designing the famous "bumster" trousers, which displayed the cleavage between model's buttocks in a parody of the low-slung trousers worn by construction workers.

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  • Which he duly did in 1992 with his 'bumster' trousers, cut breathtakingly low over the bottom to show a whole new type of cleavage.

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  • "He was an imaginative designer and a show-stopper," said the powerful head of the Paris couture federation, Didier Grumbach, of a designer ready to court controversy with "bumster" trousers and ripped clothes, or send stuffed animals or an amputee model out on the catwalk.

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