Difference between PANTS and TROUSERS

Pants and trousers are two English words that often confuse learners and native speakers. They are words for the same thing, actually.

Let’s see why!


Difference between pants and trousers

Pants are what cover your legs in the US.

Trousers are what cover your legs in the UK.

In British English, pants means “underwear”. In London, asking for “pants” might get you underwear! It’s a bit different there. When in doubt, go with “trousers” in the UK.

For example, you can say:

Those are my pants.

I ripped my trousers.

Pants and trousers sound different too:

Pants

Trousers


Other examples with pants and trousers in English

She wore pajama pants.

My pants were soaked.

I need new pants.

dirty pants and a shirt - difference between pants and trousers

He ironed his trousers.

Derek unbuttoned his trousers.

Mary likes wearing trousers.


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