American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Close-fitting trousers, usually of tartan.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Trousers; specifically, the kind of trousers worn by the men of higher rank among the Scottish Highlanders. They are made of tartan cloth of the set or pattern of the wearer's clan.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. Trowsers; especially, those of the Scotch Highlanders.
- n. tight-fitting trousers; usually of tartan
- Variant of obsolete trouse; see trouser. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“He sat in a shaded corner of Avatre's pen, wearing the same tunic as Kiron himself and because he was not used to riding, a pair of the leggings that Heklatis called "trews" such as the barbarians wore, to keep his legs from being chafed raw on the inside.”
“He wore the "trews" of tartan, which in itself showed him a man of consideration.”
“I'm with you on the whole 'trews' thing - if you really are that jock then wear a skirt!”
“His ill-fitting jeans and lumpy pockets said: "I'm just relaxing on holiday in these comfy old trews.”
“Males always assumed she was of their sex, simply because she wore trews and carried a sword.”
““Now, shall I wear the nigh-transparent skirt”—Regin tapped her chin—“or the trews that encase me like a second skin?””
“Black trews of soft leather outlined his powerful legs.”
“This will be a man whose elevation will have owed much to keeping his subs up to date at the local masonic lodge and golf club and keeping his tartan trews in constant preparedness for his 99 annual Burns suppers.”
“This from the host and his lady—he in tartan trews of red and green, she in velvet of a violent, unflattering purple.”
“At the thought of impregnating the female before him, his horns straightened even more, and his shaft pulsed in his trews.”
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