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  • n. The character or performances of a pantaloon; buffoonery.
  • n. Materials used to make pantaloons.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The character or performances of a pantaloon; buffoonery.
  • n. Materials for pantaloons.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The tricks or behaviour of a pantaloon; buffoonery.

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Examples

  • After a precious piece of work, she fixed herself in my house, really and truly without my consent; but, owing to my indolence, and not being able to keep my countenance, for if I began in a rage, she always finished by making me laugh with some Venetian pantaloonery or another; and the gipsy knew this well enough, as well as her other powers of persuasion, and exerted them with the usual tact and success of all she-things; high and low, they are all alike for that.

    Life of Lord Byron, Vol. 4 (of 6) With His Letters and Journals

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