Definition of culottes noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

culottes

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//kjuːˈlɒts//
 
; NAmE NAmE//kuːˈlɑːts//
 
[plural]
 
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women’s wide short trousers/pants that are made to look like a skirt a pair of culottes Word Origin mid 19th cent.: French, ‘knee breeches’, diminutive of cul ‘rump’, from Latin culus.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: culottes