breeches: Meaning and Definition of
Pronunciation: (brich'iz), [key]
— n. (used with a pl. v.)
- Also calledknee-length trousers, often having ornamental buckles or elaborate decoration at or near the bottoms, commonly worn by men and boys in the 17th, 18th, and early 19th centuries.
- asserting oneself beyond one's authority or ability.
- breeches (Thesaurus)