Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Same as pantaloons, 2.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun plural A garment extending from the waist to the knee or ankle, covering each leg separately.
  • noun Underpants.
  • noun Underpants worn by women; panties.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb Third-person singular simple present indicative form of pant.
  • noun fashion Plural form of pant.
  • verb To pull someone’s pants down; to forcibly remove someone’s pants.
  • adjective UK, slang of inferior quality, rubbish.

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

  • noun underpants worn by women

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From the verb to pant (from Middle English panten and (hence) the noun pant.)

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Shortened from pantaloons ("trousers").

Examples

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  • Check out the Wikipedia entry for the British use of pants. Love it. My girlfriend started calling me "Pants" after I took to referring to girls as skirts.

    January 20, 2007

  • Shortened from the original pantaloons.

    March 6, 2007

  • A general term of annoyance.

    e.g. “Aww pants!�?

    October 2, 2007

  • Haha! Must use that some day. :-)

    October 2, 2007

  • My nephew, age 3 or so, is sitting quietly in a carseat, when apropos of nothing he blurts out "Aww man, why am I wearing pants?"

    I now ask myself that question all the time. Don't alway have an answer.

    October 2, 2007

  • Kid's a genius, John. Get him on Wordie ASAP. :-)

    October 2, 2007

  • "Pants" is also an expression of badness, such as, "I'm pants at checkers." or "This day has been absolute pants."

    October 3, 2007

  • Yeah! I'll pants that!

    October 3, 2007

  • I just never realized what a remarkably versatile word is pants. It's...why, it's the Pants!

    October 3, 2007

  • Also a verb, to pull someone's pants down by surprise.

    July 21, 2008