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Webster 1913 Edition


Pantaloon

Panˊta-loon′

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

Webster 1828 Edition


Pantaloon

PANTALOON'

, n.
1.
A garment for males in which breeches and stockings are in a piece; a species of close long trowsers extending to the heels.
2.
A character in the Italian comedy,and a buffoon in pantomimes; so called from his close dress.

Definition 2022


pantaloon

pantaloon

English

Noun

pantaloon (plural pantaloons)

  1. An aging buffoon.
    • 1593, William Shakespeare, The Taming of the Shrew, Act III, Sc. 1, l. 37
      Hic ibat, as I told you before, —Simois, I am / Lucentio, hic est, son unto Vincentio of Pisa,— / Sigeia tellus, disguised thus to get your love; — / Hic steterat, and that Lucentio that comes / a-wooing, — Priami, is my man Tranio, — / regia, bearing my port, celsa senis, that we / might beguile the old pantaloon.
    • 1882, William Ballantine, Some Experiences of a Barrister's Life, page 234
      They constantly followed the virtuous pair, who as constantly eluded their grasp, whilst they themselves met with every kind of misfortune, until they became clown and pantaloon, […].
    • 1960, Lady Caroline Lane Reynolds Slemmer Jebb, With Dearest Love to All: The Life and Letters of Lady Jebb, page 213
      The Bishop is a lean and slippered pantaloon, at least in his old clerical garments which he thinks good enough for the sea.
  2. Trousers reminiscent of the tight-fitting leggings traditionally worn by a pantaloon.
  3. A kind of fabric.