Definitions starting with G

ID #4692

gun

[cf. W Car. gun-foot long, narrow trousers DJE; cf. Krio gonmot (gun mouth) very slim and tightfitting trousers KED; cf. Scots gun-sleeves sleeves wider at the shoulder than at the wrist CSD; Bahamians explain the term as referring to the resemblance of the leg extending beyond the trousers to the barrel of a gun] v. (of one's trousers) to be too short and narrow: He growing so fast his pants always gunning (Nassau).

Tags: clothing, verb

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Last update: 2011-05-29 00:41
Author: Holm and Shilling, DBE, 1982
Revision: 1.0

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