Britches or breeches?
hi! I have heard a lot of people saying Britches and Breeches in different tack shops as well as friends etc. Which is the correct pronouciation/spelling? (im asuuming they both refer to english riding trousers that stop half way up the calf?) Thanks!
- Elijah MLv 69 years agoFavorite Answer
What I was taught:
Britches - a term I often hear elderly people use to refer to pants ("son, pull you britches up...")
Breeches - A term meaning English riding pants
- BubblesLv 79 years ago
Britches is the most correct, but a lot of people now say breeches.
- Jade OrchidLv 79 years ago
The word "britches" is slang for "pants" of various lengths. Breeches is the correct term and spelling but they are often interchangeable.
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- God's girlLv 59 years ago
- Kikn4JCLv 59 years ago
I say breeches, but if I don't feel like making the long "I" sound, I say britches. Just laziness.
- JumanjiLv 49 years ago
Breeches. I was always under the impression that "britches" were underwear. Lol
- 9 years ago
well it's both britches is the gramatically correct word while breeches is well breeches
just go with breeches :)
- zakiitLv 79 years ago
It is a regional thing. But in the Queen's English it would be Breeches.
- ?Lv 59 years ago
Oh god I thought that said 'B!tches or Breeches' instead of britches......LMAO oh dear
Anyhow, I've always known them as breeches.