Pronunciation: (pants), [key]
—n. (used with a pl. v.)
1. trousers (def. 1).
2. underpants, esp. for women and children; panties.
3. Brit.men's underpants, esp. long drawers.
4. wear the pants, to have the dominant role; be in charge: I guess we know who wears the pants in that family.
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