Capri pants

Capri pants 1956 (said to have been designed c.1948), from CAPRI (Cf. Capri), It. island; so called perhaps because they were first popular in Capri, which was emerging as a European tourist destination about this time (Cf. Bermuda shorts).

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  • Capri pants — Capri′(or capri′) pants , n. (used with a pl. v.) women s fitted pants that end above the ankle Also called Ca•pris′. Etymology: 1955–60; after Capri …   From formal English to slang

  • capri pants — ☆ capri pants [ka prē′ ] pl.n. [after CAPRI] n. [often C p ] tight fitting women s pants ending above the ankle: also capris pl.n …   English World dictionary

  • capri pants — (also capris) ► PLURAL NOUN ▪ close fitting tapered trousers for women. ORIGIN from Capri, an island off the west coast of Italy …   English terms dictionary

  • Capri pants — Plaid Capri pants Capris redirects here. For the Roman settlement, see Koper. Capri pants (also known as Capris, Crop pants, long or three quarter shorts, and clam diggers) are mid calf pants worn in warm weather. Variants end below the knee and… …   Wikipedia

  • capri pants — /kəˈpri pænts/ (say kuh pree pants) plural noun close fitting calf length pants for women, originally fashionable in Italy in the 1950s. {from Capri, a popular tourist island} …   Australian English dictionary

  • capri pants — noun plural Usage: often capitalized C Etymology: Capri, Italy Date: 1952 close fitting women s pants that end above the ankle called also capris …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • capri pants — noun plural Usage: often capitalized C Etymology: from Capri, island in the Bay of Naples, Italy : close fitting pants that have tapered legs with a slit on the outside of the leg bottom, extend almost to the ankle, and are used for informal wear …   Useful english dictionary

  • capri pants — ca|pri pants [ kə pri ,pænts ] noun plural women s narrow pants that end just below the knee …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • Capri pants — women s casual trousers with a tapered leg that end above the ankle and a vertical slit at the outside bottom edge. [1955 60; after CAPRI] * * * …   Universalium

  • capri pants — [kə pri:] (also capris) plural noun women s close fitting tapered trousers, extending to just above the ankle. Origin 1950s: named after the island of Capri …   English new terms dictionary

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