from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Thick loose riding-trousers, fastened on the outside of each leg.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n.pl. Trousers or overalls of thick cloth or leather, buttoned on the outside of each leg, and generally worn to protect other trousers when riding on horseback.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Overalls of thick cloth or leather, buttoned or tied round the legs over the trousers as a guard against mud or dust when traveling on horseback; leggings.
From Polish szarawary (cognate with Russian шаровары ‘wide trousers’), from Greek σαράβαρα, a borrowing of Aramaic ܣܪܒܠ (sarbālā), Arabic سربال (sirbāl) ‘cloak’, ultimately from Persian سروال (sirwāl). (Wiktionary)