In similar shapes but in various sizes, there's a pair of pants that fits any occasion. Originally fitted for the boys, the 20th century helped normalize pants-wearing for everyone. Since then, the world got more and more stylish in outerwear as pants proved to be a wardrobe staple that gets revamped often. Flaunt your pants when you use the following expressions based on them below.
Slang Words for Pants (in Alphabetical Order)
Ants in Somebody's Pants
- (Idiom) To be giddy and anxious.
- Example: Penny kept running around the house as if she had ants in her pants. She’s too excited for her favorite aunt to arrive.
Beat the Pants Off
- (Verb) To inflict serious damage on someone.
- Example: Harris and his gang beat the pants off of anyone who stands in their way.
Bore the Pants Off
- (Verb) To cause someone to be extremely bored.
- Example: The explanation for the long equation bored the pants off the literature majors.
- (Idiom) The outlined labia formed by tightly fitting pants.
- Example: There are life hacks online on how to manage camel toes and wear tight pants at the same time.
Fly By the Seat of One's Pants
- (Verb) To think or act based on instinct rather than logic.
- Example: Anyone who bets on the lottery is flying by the seat of their pants. No one really knows the winning numbers.
- (Noun) To be sexually stimulated.
- Example: The boys were in hot pants while watching the r-rated movie.
- (Noun) A fashionable pair of pants made of denim.
- Example: Carson’s new jeans can easily be spotted in a crowd.
- (Noun) A military-printed pair of pants.
- Example: Prince’s khakis have mud all over.
Kick in the Pants
- (Idiom) An embarrassing moment that makes one reflect on their behavior.
- Example: Seeing her embarrassing love letter in the hands of her crush was a real kick in the pants for Lara Jean.
Not Much Cop
- (Expression) A non-stylish pair of pants.
- Example: Even if Cliff claims that his pants were new, they were not much cop.
- (Noun) A corporate attire for the ladies consisting of pants and a coat.
- Example: Jenny’s pantsuit was carefully tailored for her.
Scare the Pants Off
- (Verb) To cause great fear on someone.
- Example: The clown scared the pants off my 25-year old cousin.
- (Noun) A loose type of pants made with silky or velvety materials.
- Example: Ron wore his brother’s slacks to the wedding.
- (Noun) A popular slang for a person who displays their intellect pretentiously.
- Example: Your seatmate is a smarty pants. He has an unsolicited explanation for everything.
- (Noun) The British slang for pants.
- Example: Stefan forgot to pack his favorite trousers.