from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. An article of clothing covering each leg separately, that covers the area from the waist to the ankle.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • A garment for men, consisting of breeches and stockings in one: so called because worn by Venetians.
  • In the early years of the nineteenth century, tight-fitting garments for the thighs and legs, worn by men of fashion, generally buttoned around the lower part of the calf, or sometimes tied with ribbons at this point.
  • Trousers—the modern trousers having succeeded to the pantaloons by a gradual transition.
  • Synonyms See trousers.


Derived from French pantalon, itself derived from Italian pantalone, named after San Pantalone (Saint Pantaleon). (See pantaloon.) (Wiktionary)


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