Meaning of “pants” in the English Dictionary

"pants" in British English

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pantsnoun [ plural ]

uk /pænts/ us /pænts/

B1 UK also underpants a piece of underwear covering the area between the waist and the tops of the legs

A1 US UK trousers a piece of clothing that covers the lower part 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?

More examples

  • Which drawer do pants go in?
  • Cecilie needs some new pants and vests.

pantsadjective [ after verb ]

uk /pænts/ us /pænts/

(Definition of “pants” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"pants" in American English

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pantsplural noun

us /pænts/

a piece of clothing covering the lower part of the body from the waist to the foot, and including separate sections, 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/pant leg is either of the separate sections covering a leg in a pair of pants.

(Definition of “pants” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)