Lolly asked in PetsHorses · 9 years ago

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!

15 Answers

  • 9 years ago
    Favorite 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

    Good luck!

  • 9 years ago

    Britches is the most correct, but a lot of people now say breeches.

  • 9 years ago

    The word "britches" is slang for "pants" of various lengths. Breeches is the correct term and spelling but they are often interchangeable.

  • 4 years ago

    How Do You Spell Britches

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  • 9 years ago

    I say breeches, but if I don't feel like making the long "I" sound, I say britches. Just laziness.

  • 9 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 :)

  • zakiit
    Lv 7
    9 years ago

    It is a regional thing. But in the Queen's English it would be Breeches.

  • ?
    Lv 5
    9 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.

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