DARE-STRACTION – Chokebore Britches

A localised phrase from the Dictionary of American Regional English (Harvard Uni Press)

Chokebore Britches – n. Trousers that narrow towards the bottom, esp riding breeches.

  • 1944 Western Words, Adam: Choke-bore pants – a name given the flare hipped, tight-kneed riding breeches of the Easterner.
  • 1958 Woods Words, McCulloch: Worn by dude in the woods, and much sneered at by loggers
  • 1959 Gunbarrel, Martin: She wore Chokeboard trousers, with wrap-around leggings, but her high-heel kid pumps left a two-inch margin of silk stocking exposed

Mainly – West.

See Also – Chokebore – a shotgun barrel that narrows toward the the muzzle.

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