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pantsnoun [plural]

uk   us   /pænts/
B1 UK (also underpants) a ​piece of ​underwearcovering the ​area between the ​waist and the ​tops of the ​legsA1 US (UK trousers) a ​piece of ​clothing that ​covers the ​lowerpart of the ​body from the ​waist to the ​feet, consisting of two cylinder-shaped ​parts, one for each ​leg, that are ​joined at the ​top: a ​pair of pants Why aren't you wearing any pants, David?

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pantsadjective [after verb]

uk   us   /pænts/
(Definition of pants from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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pantsplural noun

 us   /pænts/
a ​piece of ​clothingcovering the ​lowerpart of the ​body from the ​waist to the ​foot, and ​includingseparatesections, ​joined at the ​top, for each ​leg: I need a new ​pair of ​gray pants to go with this ​jacket. Br Pants are ​underpants. A pants/​pantleg is either of the ​separatesectionscovering a ​leg in a ​pair of pants.
(Definition of pants from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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