One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Trousers made of a thick, strong cotton fabric with a shaved pile surface, as worn by agricultural workers, gold prospectors, and others from the early 19th century onwards.‘they wear the standard uniform of bush hat, check shirt, and scrubby moleskins’
- ‘He has his hand on the shoulder of the older gentleman in the thigh-hugging moleskins.’
- ‘They show up in blue shirts, wool ties, moleskins and muted sports jackets.’
- ‘I cannot leave the store without purchasing two pairs of heavyweight moleskins.’
- ‘He therefore exchanges his spangled 'European drag' for the moleskins and elastic-sided boots of a jackeroo.’
- ‘They sell a wide range of trousers, especially moleskins.’
- ‘The puppy is irritatingly fond of gnawing at the bottom of my moleskins.’
- ‘He can't help but show off the buttons on the fly of his moleskins.’
- ‘He's the one with the bush hat, check shirt, scrubby moleskins and a perpetual cigarette pasted to his lips.’
- ‘Finally he just wiped his slightly sweating palms down his moleskins.’
- ‘He stood with hands sunk deep in his moleskin pockets.’
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