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[ley-der-hoh-zuh n] /ˈleɪ dərˌhoʊ zən/

plural noun
leather shorts, usually with suspenders, worn especially in Bavaria.
plural noun
leather shorts with H-shaped braces, worn by men in Austria, Bavaria, etc

leather shorts worn in Alpine regions, 1937, German, literally “leather trousers” (see leather and hose). Old English had cognate leðerhose. German hosen displaced Old High German bruch, from the basic Germanic word for “trousers” (see breeches).


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