UK [truːz] / US [truz] noun [plural]
tight trousers, especially with a tartan pattern

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  • Trews — (Gaelic Truis or older Truibhs) are men s clothing for the legs and lower abdomen, a traditional form of Scottish apparel. Trews could be trimmed with leather, probably buckskin, especially on the inner leg to prevent wear from riding on… …   Wikipedia

  • Trews — Trews, n. pl. Trowsers; especially, those of the Scotch Highlanders. He wore the trews, or close trowsers, made of tartan. Sir W. Scott. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • trews — [ truz ] noun plural tight pants, especially with a TARTAN pattern …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • trews — [tro͞oz] pl.n. [Gael triubhas] Scot. trousers, esp. tartan trousers …   English World dictionary

  • trews — noun plural Etymology: Scottish Gaelic triubhas Date: circa 1568 1. chiefly British pant III,1; especially tight fitting trousers usually of tartan 2. close cut tartan shorts worn under the kilt in Highland dress …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • trews — /troohz/, n. (used with a plural v.) close fitting tartan trousers, worn esp. by certain Scottish regiments. [1560 70; < Ir and ScotGael triubhas < OF trebus breeches] * * * …   Universalium

  • trews — noun trousers, especially if close fitting and tartan …   Wiktionary

  • trews — see TROUSERS …   The Hutchinson dictionary of word origins

  • trews — n pl See troos …   Contemporary slang

  • trews — [tru:z] plural noun chiefly Brit. trousers. ↘close fitting tartan trousers worn by certain Scottish regiments. Origin C16: from Ir. triús, Sc. Gaelic triubhas (sing.); cf. trousers …   English new terms dictionary

  • trews — noun (plural) a pair of trousers, especially with a tartan pattern …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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