verb (pants, es)
- (pluralia tantum) A garment worn by men and women that covers the body from the waist downwards, usually as far as the ankles; trousers.
- (context, UK, colloquial, not all areas, pluralia tantum) A garment worn by men or women that covers the genitals and often the buttocks and the neighbouring parts of the body; panties, shorts.
- (context, fashion industry) (plural of, pant)
- To pull someone's pants down; to forcibly remove someone's pants.
- 1948, University of California, Carolina Quarterly, page 47:
- : Keith Gerber has been pantsed twice already this summer by Lannie and Cling, and so his face is more resolved, the fear tempered by the fact that he understands these things to be inevitable.
- 1980, William Hogan, The Quartzsite Trip, Atheneum, page 242:
- : The other boys, Stretch Latham and Rod Becker mainly, pantsed him, got his jockey shorts away and threw them onto Hubcap Willie's roof.
- 1993, Harold Augenbraum, Ilan Stavans, Growing Up Latino: Memoirs and Stories, page 174:
- : Richard did not stand too close to him, because he was always trying to him, and he would have died of shame if he did it tonight, because he knew his BVDs were dirty at the trap door.
- (context, UK, slang) Of inferior quality.
- Your mobile is — why don't you get one like mine?
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