Definition of Trouse

1. n. Trousers.



Definition of Trouse

1. Noun. brushwood ¹

2. Noun. (Scotland) trousers (or similar garments) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Trouse

1. trews [n -S] - See also: trews

Lexicographical Neighbors of Trouse

trounce
trounced
trouncer
trouncers
trounces
trouncing
troupe
trouped
trouper
troupers
troupes
troupial
troupials
trouping
trous-de-loup
trouse (current term)
trouser
trouser clip
trouser cough
trouser cuff
trouser leg
trouser pocket
trouser press
trouser snakes
trousered
trousering
trouserings
trouserless
trousers

Literary usage of Trouse

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Complete Glossary to the Poetry and Prose of Robert Burns: With Upwards of by John Cuthbertson (1886)
"Trews and trouse. trousers. The leather quilted jack serves under his shirt of mail, and to cover his trouse on horseback. —Spenser. Then Dr. Ridley said, ..."

2. Notes and Queries by Martim de Albuquerque (1881)
"The word applied to such dead branches in Shropshire is trouse. Other words connected with the science of hedging are as follows, verbs, to tine, ..."

3. A Dictionary of the English Language: In which the Words are Deduced from ...by Samuel Johnson by Samuel Johnson (1805)
"The leather quilted jack serves under his shirt of mail, and to cover his trouse on horseback. The unsightliness and pain in the leg may be Spenser. helped ..."

4. The Works of Robert Burns by Robert Burns (1839)
"WEE Willie Gray, and his leather wallet; Peel a willie wand to be him boots and jacket; The rose upon the brier will be him trouse and doublet, ..."

5. A Complete Word and Phrase Concordance to the Poems and Songs of Robert by J. B. Reid (1889)
"S. ¡V. Tresses. Thy gay, green, flowery tresses shear, EL on Ca}t. Af. /Л, 12. Trews, trouse [trousers]. S. The Battle of Sherra-Moor. ..."

6. Words, Facts, and Phrases: A Dictionary of Curious, Quaint, & Out-of-the-way by Eliezer Edwards (1882)
"Spenser, in_ his work on Ireland, says, 'The leather-quilted jack serves ... to cover his trouse on horse-back.' In Bulwer's 'Pedigree of the English ..."

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