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Jan. 11th, 2019 | 08:00 am

trooz (TROOZ) - n., (Scot.) trews, trousers.


Trews being close-fitting, tartan trousers -- a traditional Highland dress choice. From either Gaelic triubhas or alteration of earlier trouse, short for trousers -- and that last, frankly, is what I've always assumed.

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And that wraps up this first installment of words learned from Words With Friends, affectionately known as WTF WWF -- this time focused on Z-words. Back next week with the usual unsorted heap before returning for another installment the week after.

---L.

Crossposts: https://prettygoodword.dreamwidth.org/751442.html
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Ben

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from: benicek
date: Jan. 12th, 2019 12:01 pm (UTC)
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In his army days, actor David Niven famously requested not to assigned to the one British regiment which wore trews as part of their dress uniform, and was immediately assigned to it for being so damned cheeky.

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from: prettygoodword
date: Jan. 14th, 2019 03:25 pm (UTC)
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Heh.

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Calzephyr

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from: calzephyr77
date: Jan. 12th, 2019 02:23 pm (UTC)
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Hehe, I have used trews quite a bit in WWF. I never bothered to look up the definition though.

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Larry's Pretty Good Word of the Day

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from: prettygoodword
date: Jan. 14th, 2019 03:26 pm (UTC)
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I've seen trews, as a sort of generic short form of trousers, in high fantasy a few times.

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