from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n.pl. Loosely fitting hose or breeches worn in the 16th and 17th centuries.
- n.pl. Loose trousers.
- n.pl. Chiefly British Leggings.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. large, loose breeches. A fashion in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n.pl. Loose hose or breeches; leather leg quards. The word is used loosely and often in a jocose sense.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- A fashion of hose or slops worn in the sixteenth century. Also called gregs, venetians, and gaskins.
- Leather guards worn on the legs by sportsmen.
Perhaps alteration (influenced by galley and Gascon) of French garguesques, variant of greguesques, from Spanish gregüescos, from griego, Greek, from Latin Graecus; see Greek.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)