Definition of half-pants in English:

half-pants

noun

Indian
  • A pair of shorts.

    • ‘One of the big debates for Delhi government was whether during the peak winter months, students should switch to pants or continue with the half pants in draughty, chilled classrooms.’
    • ‘He stroked down the filthy tatters of his shirt and half pants, staring at the grime ingrained through the palms of his hands for a long, wistful time.’
    • ‘There was my junior hostel-mate, a 16-something plump boy in half-pants and checked shirt, hardly handsome or pretty but very self-possessed and warm.’
    • ‘To everyone not wearing khaki half-pants, it is clear that the central message of Election 2004 was its economics.’