from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. (of trousers) having legs that flare at the bottom


Sorry, no etymologies found.


  • The ex-lawmaker was known in Congress for his distinctive toupee, wild hairstyle, bellbottom pants and one-minute floor speeches punctuated with the Star Trek catch phrase, "Beam me up."

    James Traficant Comeback Denied: Ex-Con Fails To Get On Ohio Ballot

  • How else do you explain the fact that you are able to both continually crane your neck to look through pub windows and dance a sailor's hornpipe at the drop of a pair of bellbottom trousers?

    Underfoot 3

  • Or maybe it was on the Ed Sullivan Show, where a sunflower-Afro and bellbottom-jean-wearing Michael led The Jackson 5 through the paces of I Want You Back.

    Barry Michael Cooper: Michael Jackson Agonistes: An American Pop'era In Three Acts

  • She was wearing plaid bellbottom pants, and the neckline of her pastel blue shirt had exaggerated collar points that I thought until now was just a costume effect for hippie outfits.

    Stupid Cupid

  • Finally, I settle on a plain white peasant blouse and a pair of faded, elastic waist, bellbottom jeans.

    Elizabeth Esse Kahrs: The Trouble in My Mirror

  • Saraa Barhoum picked at the buttons on her pink bellbottom jeans as she twisted on a chair inside the bustling new Hamas television headquarters.

    Archive 2007-08-01

  • It seems like a fad that has come and is now going, fading into the sunset with bellbottom jeans and long sideburns.

    Speedlinking 8/31/07

  • Let me break that down for you, starting at the bottom and working up: White socks covered by a pair of black socks, black boots (weight approximately that of a dead, wet raccoon - each boot) called boondockers, dungarees (bellbottom jeans) over a pair of blue silky shorts, over a pair of underpants (white and with your name stenciled on the ass region).

    toastcrumbs Diary Entry

  • I recall images of Iran in 1975-76 of bellbottom jeans and platform shoes under filmy chiffon chadors, of BMWs and Mercedes in the face of glaring poverty.

    At The Kennedy Center For The Performing Arts

  • Charlie waited all the way through the era of bellbottom trousers and his cigarette pants are now back in style.

    Getting Away with It for Forty-Four Years


Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.