plural noun

  1. leather shorts, usually with suspenders, worn especially in Bavaria.

pl n

  1. leather shorts with H-shaped braces, worn by men in Austria, Bavaria, etc

n.leather shorts worn in Alpine regions, 1937, German, literally “leather trousers” (see leather and hose). Old English had cognate leðerhose. German hosen displaced Old High German bruch, from the basic Germanic word for “trousers” (see breeches).

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