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  • noun Plural form of slack.
  • noun Casual trousers. (Takes a plural verb even when singular, may be referred to as a pair of slacks)
  • verb Third-person singular simple present indicative form of slack.

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  • noun (usually in the plural) pants for casual wear


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  • this and blouse are my least favorite words

    March 27, 2008

  • I must voice my disagreement here, supah. There's nothing I like more than pulling on a nice pair of slacks - not pants or trousers, but just to be provocative, slacks. Slacks, mmm! Such a lewd word.

    March 27, 2008

  • But do you don a blouse with those slacks?

    March 28, 2008

  • Just came here in outrage at the New Yorker article, only to find my comment of 4+ years ago. I stand by what I said then!

    May 5, 2012

  • slacks lack?

    May 6, 2012