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Meaning of PANTALOON

Pronunciation:  `pan'tloon

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  trousers worn in former times
  2. [n]  a character in the commedia dell'arte; portrayed as a foolish old man
  3. [n]  a buffoon in modern pantomimes; the butt of jokes
 

PANTALOON is a 9 letter word that starts with P.

 

 See Also: buffoon, character, clown, fictional character, fictitious character, pants, trousers

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\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 among the Venetians, and is applied to them by the
other Italians as a nickname, fr. Gr. ?, lit., all lion, a
Greek personal name.]
1. A ridiculous character, or an old dotard, in the Italian
   comedy; also, a buffoon in pantomimes. --Addison.

         The sixth age shifts Into the lean and slippered
         pantaloon.                            --Shak.

2. pl. A bifurcated garment for a man, covering the body from
   the waist downwards, and consisting of breeches and
   stockings in one.

3. pl. In recent times, same as {Trousers}.

 
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