Definition of trouser in English:

trouser

noun

  • 1[as modifier] Relating to trousers.

    ‘his trouser pocket’
    ‘a trouser press’
    • ‘She reached into her trouser pocket for a flare, and lit it.’
    • ‘Slowly, she slid a hand into her trouser pocket and pulled out a small, black radio which was shaped like a phone.’
    • ‘There was a tear in his left trouser leg, just above the knee, blood was staining the fabric there.’
    • ‘You check yourself and discover you've torn a trouser leg and your knee is bleeding and your knuckles are cut up.’
    • ‘She reached inside her trouser pocket and brought out a necklace, heavily jeweled.’
    • ‘Anecdotally, some patients have also reported pain after routinely wedging bulky wallets into their trouser pockets.’
    • ‘I'm not saying I'm unaccustomed to luxury, but I did get quite excited to find I had an executive trouser press in my room.’
    • ‘She pointed at a bulge in his right trouser pocket.’
    • ‘Without further ado, the man reached down and snatched the letter from her trouser pocket.’
    • ‘I remove a scuffed up piece of paper from my trouser pocket and put on my best reading voice.’
    • ‘Alan patted a small packet wrapped in brown paper and twine that protruded from his trouser pocket.’
    • ‘The man was unloading his car when an unknown assailant grabbed him while an accomplice pulled cash out of his trouser pocket.’
    • ‘The study - the first to indicate that mobile phones have a negative effect on sperm counts - found that men most affected were those who kept their phones in their trouser pocket, or in a belt holster.’
    • ‘Cozy guest bedrooms upstairs with en suite showers, television and trouser presses provide privacy and personal space.’
    • ‘You can use a hanger with clamps or slide the slacks onto a trouser rod or regular hanger.’
    • ‘He mumbled and stuffed his hands into his trouser pockets.’
    • ‘Always in their best grey suits, they nevertheless fail the sartorial test by wearing trainers which glare from under their trouser cuffs.’
    • ‘When they were ready, she took a small pouch from her trouser pocket.’
    • ‘He said the company had embraced fresh thinking in the past - en-suite facilities in bedrooms were a novelty 20 years ago, along with televisions and trouser presses.’
    • ‘Men should avoid carrying wallets in back trouser pockets.’
    1. 1.1A trouser leg.
      ‘his trouser was torn’
      • ‘He scratches his right leg, lifting his trouser to reveal a wide, curved scar.’
      • ‘Decker pulled up the trouser of his left leg and began to wrap the dressing around his calf and shin.’
      • ‘With that he yanked up the trouser of his right leg to expose the prosthesis that was there.’
      • ‘He pulls back the trouser of his left leg and reveals a shaft of shiny brown plastic with a wooden foot squeezed into a second-hand running shoe.’
      • ‘Cuffs should be 1 5/8 inches, which give weight to the bottom of the pant, creating a more balanced transition from the trouser to the shoe.’
    2. 1.2(chiefly in commercial use) a pair of trousers.
      ‘the return of the high-waisted trouser’
      • ‘Shorts, shirts and trouser should be made from a material that has been made for the tropics.’
      • ‘Another example of his seamless pairing of hunting style "gear" with high fashion was his heather grey fox fur four-pocket cinched jacket with matching belted trouser.’
      • ‘Youth will be duly served if a young woman decides to buy her fitted abstract red stretch tulle (with navy trim) T-shirt or the blue tweed trouser that came with.’
      • ‘Another modern mystery has been the tyranny of torso, as for the past few years the hipster trouser has reigned supreme.’
      • ‘We'll do a low-waist trouser but it's not so low that you have to have a Brazilian bikini wax, so it's right for our customer.’
      • ‘I could see nothing down his right trouser.’
      • ‘It is like a trouser, yet in some important sense not a trouser.’
      • ‘I was dressed typically for an Indian summer, in a cotton shirt and a trouser.’
      • ‘This could be a particularly garish trouser, a pair of spats or a canary-yellow waistcoat.’
      • ‘Colour, texture of the cloth and size could be the criterion for buying a trouser.’
      • ‘Julius, a 53-year-old Nigerian with flecks of grey hair, lifted up his tracksuit trouser to show the slashed skin around his calves.’
      • ‘In her column on page 34 Sarah Mower celebrates the return of the highwaisted trouser - a trend we welcome with undiluted joy.’
      • ‘The snow camouflage white trouser is also made from a lightweight, white nylon filament, water repellent treated cloth.’
      • ‘Geeta, who had swapped last night's tight, bright-green sari for a yellow salwar-kameez, a loose shirt and trouser.’
      • ‘What cut of trouser will make me look excessively well endowed?’
      • ‘It was a return to the 1970s, blending Halston glamour with the sexual liberation of the trouser.’
      • ‘The youth was wearing a black trouser and a striped-shirt and the door was locked from inside.’
      • ‘You may find that a style of shirt or trouser you don't care for actually looks good on you.’
      • ‘I like the zip or button fly of a trouser.’

verb

[WITH OBJECT]British
informal
  • Receive or take (something, especially money) for oneself; pocket.

    ‘they claimed that he had trousered a £2 million advance’
    • ‘They capture the limelight and trouser the dosh.’
    • ‘Knowing Steve he probably trousered the cash I left on the side for the landlord.’
    • ‘Sony and Philips have been trousering the profits that come from owning the CD format for a couple of decades now, and no doubt will make many more millions in the future.’
    • ‘For, as we reveal today, theatres are to trouser up to £125m from the lottery after offering us dud after dud.’
    • ‘However, Mr Brown has continued to trouser the receipts despite the bridge having been built and paid for by private enterprise.’
    • ‘For a competitor who could strip out costs and trouser the management fees, that would be very attractive.’
    • ‘You negotiate successfully with your parent nation to run the industry yourself, supply its needs, trouser the revenues.’
    • ‘As I mentioned I'm busy - but are we trousering any cash?’
    • ‘The star will doubtless be trousering a tidy sum.’
    • ‘True to the format, a psychologist got to trouser a fee for saying that it isn't very nice if your father dies when you are a child.’
    • ‘All professional people have a wider responsibility than trousering their fees.’
    • ‘Yet for all the riches the current stars are trousering, they don't seem to express much joy in the so-called beautiful game.’
    • ‘Earlier this month, he bought almost 12 million shares, trousering almost $200 million in the process, in his direct PC company.’
    • ‘Or perhaps some of those who trousered huge cheques from Wimbledon last weekend could hand over half the cash.’
    • ‘They were very happy to trouser the surplus when things were good, now when the markets are unstable, you take the risk with your defined contribution payment.’
    • ‘I trouser the cash and look into the other bar to see if I know anyone.’
    • ‘Each won medals aplenty, both trousering the treasure trove of Olympic gold, each held world records galore.’
    • ‘The venture capitalists strip the homes, trouser the money and then sell up and move on.’
    • ‘Then they trouser a handsome starting salary of around £28,000.’
    • ‘Never, not even once,’ he said when asked if he had considered just trousering the money and keeping quiet about his good fortune.’

Pronunciation:

trouser

/ˈtraʊzə/