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Trousers, knickers, or underpants.
- ‘He replied, ‘As we're only there two nights, I'm very unlikely to even be changing my kecks.’’
- ‘Steve's like me, he's got mates from when he was a kid who knew him when he was two-foot nothing and had holes in his kecks.’
- ‘The wind howled down the railway tracks from West Hampstead, slicing through my leather coat and posh kecks.’
- ‘I can't say I have ever, ever, worn a pair of kecks to deliberately match my belt.’
- ‘Apparently you can stuff a load of this into your kecks and it helps piles.’
1960s: phonetic respelling of obsolete kicks ‘trousers’.
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