One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
plural nounNorthern English, Scottish
- another term for breeches
- ‘His only garment was a well-worn pair of loose-fitting breeks.’
- ‘Decked out in ankle-long, breeks decorated with angular black patterns, she grinned at them.’
- ‘They were approaching from down the corridor: a trio of warriors in light leather armour and breeks.’
- ‘There were pieces of clothing, breeks and cloaks that looked perfectly normal, but these produced their own warmth.’
- ‘He still wears the same breeks as he did in 1983.’
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