The standard form 'trousers' is also used, but it is sometimes pronounced in a manner approximately represented by "tru:zɨrz", possibly a throwback to the Gaelic word truis from which the English word originates.
In North America, Australia, South Africa and Northern England pants is the general category term, whereas trousers (sometimes slacks in Australia and the United States) often refers more specifically to tailored garments with a waistband, belt-loops, and a fly-front.
However, the singular form is used in some compound words, such as trouser-leg, trouser-press and trouser-bottoms.
Jeans are trousers typically made from denim or dungaree cloth.
Feminalia and Braccae both began use as military garments, spreading to civilian dress later, and were eventually made in a variety of materials including leather, wool, cotton and silk.
Various people in the fashion industry use the words trouser or pant instead of trousers or pants. The words "trousers" and "pants" are pluralia tantum, nouns that generally only appear in plural form—much like the words "scissors" and "tongs".Tightness of fit and length of leg varied by period, class, and geography.(Open legged trousers can be seen on the Norman soldiers of the Bayeux Tapestry.) the influence of the Roman past and the example of Byzantium led to the increasing use of long tunics by men, hiding most of the trousers from view and eventually rendering them an undergarment for many.Trousers are worn on the hips or waist and may be held up by their own fastenings, a belt or suspenders (braces).In Scotland, trousers are occasionally known as trews, which is the historic root of the word 'trousers'.