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PANTALOON

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does Pantaloon mean? 

PANTALOON (noun)
  The noun PANTALOON has 3 senses:

1. a buffoon in modern pantomimes; the butt of jokes
2. a character in the commedia dell'arte; portrayed as a foolish old man
3. trousers worn in former times

  Familiarity information: PANTALOON used as a noun is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


PANTALOON (noun)


Sense 1Pantaloon [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A buffoon in modern pantomimes; the butt of jokes

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Instance hypernyms:

buffoon; clown (a rude or vulgar fool)


Sense 2Pantaloon [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A character in the commedia dell'arte; portrayed as a foolish old man

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Instance hypernyms:

character; fictional character; fictitious character (an imaginary person represented in a work of fiction (play or film or story))


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Meaning:

Trousers worn in former times

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Hypernyms ("pantaloon" is a kind of...):

pant; trouser ((usually in the plural) a garment extending from the waist to the knee or ankle, covering each leg separately)


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