pan*ta*loon \ ˌpan-tə-ˈlün \
circa 1590{ds||1|a|}
  • a character in the commedia dell'arte that is usually a skinny old dotard who wears spectacles, slippers, and a tight-fitting combination of trousers and stockings
  • a buffoon in pantomimes
  • wide breeches worn especially in England during the reign of Charles II
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