bell-bottoms

N-PLURAL: oft N n
(The form bell-bottom is used as a modifier.)
Bell-bottoms are trousers that are very wide at the bottom of the leg, near your feet.

Flares, loons and bell-bottoms are back...

He was clothed in maroon bell-bottom trousers.

Syn:
flares

English dictionary. 2008.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Bell-bottoms — is a trousers that become wider from the knees downwards. Related styles include flare, loon pants and boot cut/leg trousers. Hip huggers are bell bottomed, flare, or boot cut pants that are fitted tightly around the hips and thighs worn by men… …   Wikipedia

  • bell bottoms — type of trousers, 1882, from BELL (Cf. bell) (n.) + BOTTOM (Cf. bottom) …   Etymology dictionary

  • bell-bottoms — bell .bottoms n [plural] trousers with legs that get wider from the knee to the bottom = ↑flares …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • bell-bottoms — bell ,bottoms noun plural OLD FASHIONED pants that are very wide at the bottom of the leg …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • bell-bottoms — noun trousers with legs that flare; worn by sailors; absurdly wide hems were fashionable in the 1960s • Syn: ↑bellbottom trousers, ↑bellbottom pants • Usage Domain: ↑plural, ↑plural form • Hypernyms: ↑trouser, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • bell-bottoms — bell bot·toms (bĕlʹbŏt əmz) pl.n. Trousers with legs that flare at the bottom. * * * ➡ jeans * * * …   Universalium

  • bell-bottoms — bell bottom, style of pants in which the leg flares out below the knee …   English contemporary dictionary

  • bell-bottoms — noun plural Date: 1898 pants with wide flaring bottoms • bell bottom adjective …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • bell-bottoms — plural noun trousers with a wide flare below the knee. Derivatives bell bottomed adjective …   English new terms dictionary

  • bell-bottoms — noun Pants that are flared from the knee downwards, particularly reminiscent of the 1970s …   Wiktionary

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