from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n.pl. Leather shorts, often with suspenders, worn by men and boys, especially in Bavaria.
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- n. knee-breeches made of leather
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- n. leather shorts often worn with suspenders; worn especially by men and boys in Bavaria
German, from Middle High German lederhose : leder, leather (from Old High German ledar) + hose, trousers (from Old High German hosa).(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Borrowing from German Lederhose. The -n at the end of the singular nominative is a feature of the Bavarian dialect. (Wiktionary)