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Breeches meaning

breeches - 3 dictionary results

  1. 1. A garment worn by men, covering the hips and thighs; smallclothes.
  2. 2. Trousers; pantaloons.
  3. 3. An outer garment covering the hips and thighs.

breeches - examples of usage

  1. He must have observed them take off their clothes, and seen the man who had taken possession of the shilling hang his breeches over the back of a chair. - "Stories of Animal Sagacity", W.H.G. Kingston.
  2. As he did so, his eye fell on the coin, which- not suspecting that it was the object sought for- he put into his breeches pocket before the animal could get hold of it. - "Stories of Animal Sagacity", W.H.G. Kingston.
  3. The furniture was old- fashioned, strong, and highly polished; the walls were hung with coloured prints of the story of the Prodigal Son, who was represented in a red coat and leather breeches. - "Bracebridge Hall, or The Humorists", Washington Irving.
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