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Close-fitting casual trousers widely flared from the knees downwards.‘a pair of mustard hipster loons’
- ‘There was more to the Seventies, I thought, than just Blue Peter and flared loons - although of course the temptation to have a bit of fun with all that was irresistible as well.’
- ‘Halfway through one of the songs, I noticed, to my horror, that the zip on the aforementioned doctor's loon pants had burst open.’
- ‘And this is so much truer of trousers, otherwise you end up walking your home streets in a pair of embroidered sateen loon pants, or Peruvian half-mast, canvas sailors trousers.’
- ‘He wore a PVC jacket, black shirt and high-waisted loon pants.’
- ‘I think I was lucky to have been a teenager in the seventies - music wise. I'm even proud of the scoop necks and loons I had.’
1970s: from loon.
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