Pantaloon

Pantaloon (n.) "skinny, foolish old man in Italian comedy," 1580s; see PANTALOONS (Cf. pantaloons). As a kind of leggings, 1660s.

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  • Pantaloon — Pan ta*loon , n. [F. pantalon, fr. It. pantalone, a masked character in the Italian comedy, who wore breeches and stockings that were all of one piece, from Pantaleone, the patron saint of Venice, which, as a baptismal name, is very frequent… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Pantaloon — may mean:*Pantaloon Group, India s largest retail chain *For modern western trousers (pants), see trousersee also*Pantalone, a character in the Italian commedia dell arte …   Wikipedia

  • Pantaloon — Tight fitting trousers or under garments. Invented by the Venetians in the 15th century, and became their national costume, St. Pantaleon being their favourite saint. Introduced into England in the 16th century …   Dictionary of the English textile terms

  • pantaloon — or pantaloons [pan΄tə lo͞on′] n. [Fr Pantalon < It Pantalone, name of a character in Italian comedy, from the Venetian patron saint Pantalone or Pantaleone (< Gr pantos, PANTO + leōn, lion): also, the garment worn by this character] 1. [P ] …   English World dictionary

  • pantaloon — /pan tl oohn /, n. 1. pantaloons, a man s close fitting garment for the hips and legs, worn esp. in the 19th century, but varying in form from period to period; trousers. 2. (usually cap.) Also, Pantalone /pan tl oh nay, pahn /; It. /pahn tah law …   Universalium

  • pantaloon — noun a) An aging buffoon. Hic ibat, as I told you before, Simois, I am / Lucentio, hic est, son unto Vincentio of Pisa, / Sigeia tellus, disguised thus to get your love; / Hic steterat, and that Lucentio that comes / a wooing, Priami, is my man… …   Wiktionary

  • pantaloon — noun 1》 (pantaloons) women s baggy trousers gathered at the ankles.     ↘historical men s close fitting breeches fastened below the calf or at the foot. 2》 (Pantaloon) a character in Italian commedia dell arte represented as a foolish old man… …   English new terms dictionary

  • Pantaloon — a character in Italian commedia dell arte represented as a foolish old man wearing pantaloons. → pantaloon …   English new terms dictionary

  • pantaloon — n. 1 (in pl.) a hist. men s close fitting breeches fastened below the calf or at the foot. b esp. US trousers. 2 (Pantaloon) a character in Italian comedy wearing pantaloons (in sense 1a). Etymology: F pantalon f. It. pantalone, a character in… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Pantaloon — n. 1 (in pl.) a hist. men s close fitting breeches fastened below the calf or at the foot. b esp. US trousers. 2 (Pantaloon) a character in Italian comedy wearing pantaloons (in sense 1a). Etymology: F pantalon f. It. pantalone, a character in… …   Useful english dictionary

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