slacks

/slaks/, n. (used with a pl. v.)
men's or women's trousers for informal wear.
[1815-25; SLACK1 + -S3]

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  • slacks — [slaks] n. m. pl. ÉTYM. 1945; mot angl., « pantalons ». ❖ ♦ Anglic. Pantalons de toile (spécialt, pour femmes). || Porter des slacks. ⇒ aussi Jean. 0 Nicole tire par dessus la ceinture de ses slacks à pattes d éléphant son chandail… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Slacks — [slɛks, engl.: slæks] <Pl.> [engl. slacks, zu: slack, ↑Slack]: legere lange Hose [für Damen]: sie trug blaue S …   Universal-Lexikon

  • Slacks — [slɛks, engl. slæks] die (Plur.) <aus gleichbed. engl. slacks (Plur.), eigtl. »die Schlaffen«, zu slack »schlaff, locker, lose«> legere, lange, weite [Damen]hose …   Das große Fremdwörterbuch

  • slacks — [ slæks ] noun plural OLD FASHIONED PANTS, especially ones worn for informal occasions …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • slacks — sb. pl., ene (lange bukser til damer) …   Dansk ordbog

  • slacks — [slaks] pl.n. trousers for men or women; esp., trousers that are not part of a suit …   English World dictionary

  • slacks — noun (usually in the plural) pants for casual wear (Freq. 4) • Usage Domain: ↑plural, ↑plural form • Hypernyms: ↑trouser, ↑pant * * * present third singular of slack pl …   Useful english dictionary

  • slacks — n. a pair of slacks * * * [slæks] a pair of slacks …   Combinatory dictionary

  • slacks — [[t]slæ̱ks[/t]] N PLURAL: also a pair of N Slacks are casual trousers. [OLD FASHIONED] She was wearing black slacks and a white sweater. Syn: trousers …   English dictionary

  • slacks — noun Casual trousers. (Takes a plural verb even when singular, may be referred to as a pair of slacks ) …   Wiktionary

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