cut\ offs

noun colloquial
Pants cut to the length of shorts and usually left unhemmed so as to look old and worn, e.g., considered cool and elegant.

Jack always wears cut-offs during the summer.


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  • cut offs — {n.}, {colloquial} Pants cut to the length of shorts and usually left unhemmed so as to look old and worn, e.g., considered cool and elegant. * /Jack always wears cut offs during the summer./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • cut offs — {n.}, {colloquial} Pants cut to the length of shorts and usually left unhemmed so as to look old and worn, e.g., considered cool and elegant. * /Jack always wears cut offs during the summer./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • cut-offs — shorts made by cutting off the legs of a pair of jeans. → cut off …   English new terms dictionary

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  • cut-off — ► NOUN 1) a point or level marking a designated limit. 2) a device for interrupting a power or fuel supply. 3) (cut offs) shorts made by cutting off the legs of a pair of jeans. 4) chiefly N. Amer. a short cut …   English terms dictionary

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  • cut-off — noun 1》 a point or level marking a designated limit. 2》 a device for interrupting a power or fuel supply.     ↘a sudden drop in amplification or responsiveness of an electric device at a certain frequency. 3》 (cut offs) shorts made by cutting off …   English new terms dictionary

  • cut and shut — v. To weld together the front half of one car and the back half of another car, usually for fraudulent purposes. adj. Example Citation: A cut and shut car forms the centrepiece of an unusual exhibition at Gloucester s Eastgate Shopping Centre… …   New words

  • cut·off — /ˈkʌtˌɑːf/ noun, pl offs 1 [count] : the act of stopping the movement or supply of something a cutoff of the water supply 2 [count] : the time when something must be done or completed The cutoff for new applications is next Wednesday. 3 cutoffs… …   Useful english dictionary

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