from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n.pl. Calf-length slacks worn by women and girls.
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- n. Plural form of pedal pusher.
- n. women's slacks that end at the calves (originally worn by cyclists)
One of the garage bands has a drummer who wears pedal pushers and braids onstage, and he looks like the ultimate in trendiness.
You may be too young to remember the floral pedal pushers for nonstop beach-blanket fun in the 1960s or the dancers who backed up the Supremes on Ed Sullivan wearing their cheeky cropped pants while doing a mean mashed potato.
An overfilled bus slowed to admire the Americans’ bad luck, and Julia observed herself as if from the crowded window, a bottle-blond woman dethroned, removed to the gutter in her goofy pedal pushers and daisy-topped flip-flops.