britches

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n britches informal term for breeches
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Idioms

Cat fur and kitty britches - (USA) When I used to ask my grandma what was for dinner, she would say 'cat fur and kitty britches'. This was her Ozark way of telling me that I would get what she cooked. (Ozark is a region in the center of the United States)
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Too big for your britches - If someone is too big for their britches, they are conceited and have an exaggerated sense of their own importance.
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Usage

In literature:

My britches were copperus colored and I had on a home wove shirt with a pleated bosom.
"Slave Narratives Vol. XIV. South Carolina, Part 2" by Works Projects Administration
Dey wouldn' be caught wearin' britches an' ridin' straddle like de womens do dese days.
"Slave Narratives: a Folk History of Slavery in the United States" by Various
He tuck a hitch on his rotten britches an' hit de grit.
"Shawn of Skarrow" by James Tandy Ellis
Britches cut so big dat dey don't suit de tailor, An' dey don't meet half way 'round.
"Negro Folk Rhymes" by Thomas W. Talley
Thar's a woman yonder in britches an' she 'laows to come on.
"Desert Dust" by Edwin L. Sabin
Then, as he walked still beside his britching horse, his eyes met hers.
"The Rainbow" by D. H. (David Herbert) Lawrence
I'm off to Miss Nancy's soon as I get my britches on.
"Shaman" by Robert Shea
You don't rescue a ship like that, skinny-britches, my darling daughter.
"Death of a Spaceman" by Walter M. Miller
He wore boots and britches and a big, wide-brimmed hat.
"The Terrible Answer" by Arthur G. Hill
Heah, Cissy, them britches' laigs is ready to seam up.
"Crestlands" by Mary Addams Bayne
Dey had ole brown jeans coat an' britches.
"Uncle Daniel's Story Of "Tom" Anderson And Twenty Great Battles" by John McElroy
Confound these ole britches!
"The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn" by Mark Twain
The britches bein' new, I could not tear loose.
"The Young Dragoon" by A.W. Drayson
The second one pulled out a cannon and poked it at the bartender and told him to keep his britches on.
"Hooded Detective, Volume III No. 2, January, 1942" by Various
He was so skeered he was most frightened out of his baggy britches.
"Woven with the Ship" by Cyrus Townsend Brady
My brave boy, Ponto, was there also, hanging pale and wounded over the britch of the bow gun.
"The Portland Sketch Book" by Various
Git up offen them britches, you lazy whelp!
"Kentucky in American Letters, v. 2 of 2" by John Wilson Townsend
Ledyard at Ben's elbow was muttering something about his britches.
"Wilderness of Spring" by Edgar Pangborn
She would not even have to take off her ridin' britches.
"The Shriek" by Charles Somerville
Camp Britches was pitched on a Wednesday, and the first week flew by on winged feet.
"The Dogs of Boytown" by Walter A. Dyer
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In poetry:

He, in his shrunken britches,
Eyes rimmed with pickle dust,
Prickling with all the itches
Of sixteen-year-old lust.
"Pickle Belt" by Theodore Roethke
The constable heard, and he wished himself back
In the land of the bogs and the ditches—
‘You plurry big tight-britches p’liceman, what for
‘You gibbit our missuses britches?’
"A Little Mistake" by Henry Lawson
Tha'rt thi father upheeaped an daanthrussen, lad,
It's his mother 'at knows what a glaid wor he;--
But thi britches' knees are booath brussen, lad,
An thi jacket, its raillee a shame to see.
"Come Thi Ways In" by John Hartley
An weel aw recollect that neet,--
'Twor th' furst o'th' year,
Aw tuk thi hooam, soaked throo wi' sleet,
An aw'd a fear
Lest th' owd man's clog should give itsen a treat,
An be too friendly wi' mi britches seeat.
"What Wor It?" by John Hartley

In news:

Buckfield school will host Tricky Britches, cook-off.
Tricky Britches of Portland will perform Sunday, Oct 14, at Buckfield Junior/Senior High School, site of the third annual Nezinscot Valley Chili and Chowder Cook-off.
They've got stuff like Grits & Giggles sea salt scrub, The Vapors bath salt soak, and Sugar Britches body wash.
TV Titles Too Big for Their Britches.
Patsy Bivins, 68 of Sturgis, Ky. Kneels down while walking her dog Little Britches at her apartment in Sturgis, Ky. Bivins was injected with steroids at St Mary Sugricare in Evansville, Ind.
Funeral services will be held at 11 am on Friday, November 16, 2012 at the Curtis-Britch-Converse-Rushford Funeral Home, 4670 Darling Hill Road, Newport, with the Rev.
'I Don't Want To Get Too Big For Our Britches.
Betabrand's Sons of Britches pants.
Makeover for state fair's Big Tex keeping the same broad grin, adding less flammable britches.
Jonah Hill has gotten too big for his britches, according to CNN anchor Don Lemon.
Friends may call from 6-8 pm on Wednesday, September 5, 2012, at the Curtis-Britch-Converse-Rushford Funeral Home, 4670 Darling Hill Road, Newport.
Guys, you know you have to put on the dress shirt and tie to go to work but now you can be comfy in the britches (yes, I did just type britches), with the new Dress Pant Sweatpants.
Friends may call from 6-8 pm on Monday, June 13, 2011 at the Curtis-Britch-Converse-Rushford Funeral Home, 12 Elm St, Barton.
Editor Don Whitten wonders how long it will be before other cities and towns across the state take on sagging pants and baggy britches.
Vaudeville and burlesque performer Buster Britches is bringing his friends together for a dark carnival freak show of scary and sexy things.
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