AskDefine | Define britches

Dictionary Definition

britches n : informal term for breeches

User Contributed Dictionary



  • a UK /bɹɪtʃəz/, /brItS@z/


  1. Alternate widespread pronunciation of breeches. In use since at least the 18th century in Britain and British colonies.
    You’re gettin’ a little too big for your britches, ain’t ya?.
  2. pants, trousers.


  • Dutch: broek

Extensive Definition

Britches may refer to:
  • Breeches, or britches, an item of clothing. Also known as Pants.
  • Britches (monkey), a baby monkey removed from a laboratory by the Animal Liberation Front
Expression: Britches in a Knot
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