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Alteration of breeches ‎(trousers, pantaloons) in use since at least the 18th century in Britain and British colonies.

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britches pl ‎(plural only)

  1. (chiefly Appalachia, Southern US) Alternative form of breeches (pants, trousers).
    • 2003, Thad Sitton, Harder than hardscrabble: oral recollections of the farming life ..., page 124:
      And Tom Bowles told him, says, "Go up to the store and get you a free pair of britches [on me]." Says, "Them damned old britches you wearing ain't fittin' to wear to town."

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