kecks

n pl
British
trousers. This word is the northern Eng-lish version of the archaic 'kicks', heard in other parts of the country from the 17th century until the 1940s, but now obsolete. Liverpool mods of the mid-1960s used to refer contemptuously to 'half-mast kecks', that is unfashionably short trousers which flap around the lower calves or above the ankles. Strides was the slang synonym usually preferred further south. Underkecks are, of course, underpants, worn by either sex.

Contemporary slang . 2014.

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  • Kecks — (v. engl), so v.w. Schiffszwieback …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • kecks — ► PLURAL NOUN Brit. informal ▪ trousers. ORIGIN phonetic respelling of obsolete kicks …   English terms dictionary

  • kecks — Cumbrian Dictionary ( n kecks) Trousers, e.g. That la l charver ripped his kecks lowpin ower yonder yat = That young boy tore his breeches when he hurdled that gate over there …   English dialects glossary

  • kecks — Kecksy Keck sy, n.; pl. {Kecksies} ( s[i^]z). [Properly pl. of kex. See {Kex}.] (Bot.) The hollow stalk of an umbelliferous plant, such as the cow parsnip or the hemlock. [Written also {kex}, and in pl., {kecks}, {kaxes}.] [1913 Webster] Nothing… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • kecks — noun trousers …   Wiktionary

  • kecks — kek v. vomit, feel the urge to vomit, feel nauseous; be disgusted, be filled with revulsion …   English contemporary dictionary

  • kecks — plural noun Brit. informal trousers or underpants. Origin 1960s: phonetic respelling of obs. kicks trousers …   English new terms dictionary

  • kecks — Noun. Trousers. Cf. kegs …   English slang and colloquialisms

  • kecks —  Pants …   A concise dictionary of English slang

  • kecks — …   Useful english dictionary

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