1 n-plural Pants are a piece of underwear which have two holes to put your legs through and elastic around the top to hold them up round your waist or hips.
(BRIT) also a pair of N
I put on my bra and pants.
in AM, usually use underpants
2 n-plural Pants are a piece of clothing that covers the lower part of your body and each leg.
(AM) also a pair of N
He wore brown corduroy pants and a white cotton shirt.
in BRIT, use trousers
3 n-uncount If you say that something is pants, you mean that it is very poor in quality.
INFORMAL The place is pants, yet so popular.
4 If someone bores, charms, or scares the pants off you, for example, they bore, charm, or scare you a lot.
the pants off phrase v PHR (emphasis)
You'll bore the pants off your grandchildren...
5 If you fly by the seat of your pants or do something by the seat of your pants, you use your instincts to tell you what to do in a new or difficult situation rather than following a plan or relying on equipment.
by the seat of one's pants phrase V inflects
to wear the pants
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