A pair of trousers is a two-legged piece of clothing you wear on the bottom half of your body. It's easier to climb a fence while wearing trousers than a long dress.

In the U.S., most people refer to trousers as pants, while in the U.K. pants are underwear. If you cut your trousers off above your knees, they become shorts, and if they're made out of denim, you can call them jeans. In Scotland, trousers are sometimes called trews, one possible root of the word. Another source may be the Gaelic triubhas, "close-fitting shorts."

Definitions of trouser
  1. noun
    (usually in the plural) a garment extending from the waist to the knee or ankle, covering each leg separately
    “he had a sharp crease in his trousers
    synonyms: pant
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    bell-bottoms, bellbottom pants, bellbottom trousers
    trousers with legs that flare; worn by sailors; absurdly wide hems were fashionable in the 1960s
    breeches, knee breeches, knee pants, knickerbockers, knickers
    trousers ending above the knee
    trousers made with chino cloth
    tight trousers worn by people from the Indian subcontinent (typically with a kameez or kurta)
    cords, corduroys
    cotton trousers made of corduroy cloth
    flannel, gabardine, tweed, white
    (usually in the plural) trousers made of flannel or gabardine or tweed or white cloth
    blue jean, denim, jean
    (usually plural) close-fitting trousers of heavy denim for manual work or casual wear
    jodhpur breeches, jodhpurs, riding breeches
    flared trousers ending at the calves; worn with riding boots
    long pants, long trousers
    trousers reaching to the foot
    pajama, pyjama
    a pair of loose trousers tied by a drawstring around the waist; worn by men and women in some Asian countries
    trousers worn in former times
    pedal pusher, toreador pants
    snug trousers ending at the calves; worn by women and girls
    salwar, shalwar
    a pair of light loose trousers with a tight fit around the ankles; worn by women from the Indian subcontinent (usually with a kameez)
    short pants, shorts, trunks
    trousers that end at or above the knee
    (usually in the plural) pants for casual wear
    stretch pants
    trousers made of a stretchy fabric
    sweat pants, sweatpants
    loose-fitting trousers with elastic cuffs; worn by athletes
    tight-fitting trousers; usually of tartan
    Bermuda shorts, Jamaica shorts
    short pants that end at the knee
    informal term for breeches
    breeches made of buckskin
    hot pants
    skin-tight very short pants worn by young women as an outer garment
    leather shorts often worn with suspenders; worn especially by men and boys in Bavaria
    Levi's, levis
    a popular brand of jeans
    plus fours
    men's baggy knickers hanging below the knees; formerly worn for sports (especially golf)
    trunk hose
    puffed breeches of the 16th and 17th centuries usually worn over hose
    type of:
    an article of clothing
  2. noun
    a garment (or part of a garment) designed for or relating to trousers
    “in his trouser's pocket”
    “he ripped his left trouser on the fence”
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    type of:
    an article of clothing
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