Definition of Pantaloon

1. Noun. A buffoon in modern pantomimes; the butt of jokes.

Generic synonyms: Buffoon, Clown



2. Noun. A character in the commedia dell'arte; portrayed as a foolish old man.

3. Noun. Trousers worn in former times.
Generic synonyms: Pant, Trouser

Definition of Pantaloon

1. n. A ridiculous character, or an old dotard, in the Italian comedy; also, a buffoon in pantomimes.

Definition of Pantaloon

1. Noun. An aging buffoon. ¹

2. Noun. Trousers reminiscent of the tight-fitting leggings traditionally worn by a pantaloon. ¹

3. Noun. A kind of fabric. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Pantaloon

1. [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Pantaloon

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pantable
pantables
pantachromatic
pantagraph
pantagraphs
pantagruelian
pantalet
pantalets
pantalettes
pantalgia
pantalon
pantalone
pantalones
pantalons
pantaloon (current term)
pantaloon embolism
pantaloon hernia
pantalooned
pantalooneries
pantaloonery
pantaloons
pantamorph
pantamorphia
pantamorphic
pantankyloblepharon
pantaphobia
pantascope
pantascopes

Literary usage of Pantaloon

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1. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable: Giving the Derivation, Source, Or Origin of by Ebenezer Cobham Brewer (1898)
"flaying pantaloon. Playing second fiddle, being the cat's-paw of another ... Harlequin and Columbine never speak, but Clown and pantaloon keep np я constant ..."

2. Punch by Mark Lemon, Henry Mayhew, Tom Taylor, Shirley Brooks, Francis Cowley Burnand, Owen Seaman (1879)
"Enter Clown, clinging to the tail of a Comet, and pantaloon in a balloon. ... pantaloon looks through telescope at Neptune, which suddenly becomes ..."

3. The Witmark Amateur Minstrel Guide and Burnt Cork Encyclopedia by Frank Dumont (1905)
"They halt her C While she is talking to pantaloon, the Clown steals her ... He says "No; pantaloon likes to hold babies." She turns to him and asks him to ..."

4. Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine (1857)
"pantaloon. Who's that Î 0 Lord, if it should be the police ! ... pantaloon. Foozle in your teeth ! What are you about here, Crack-hemp 1 CLOWS. ..."

5. The British and American Drama of To-day: Outlines for Their Study by Barrett Harper Clark (1921)
"(In principle this is the vaudeville method of establishing relations between the stage and " the house "). In " pantaloon " Barrie repeats the trick. ..."

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