Random Word Post – pedal pushers

Brookville, Pennsylvania
May 15, 2016 11:35am CST
I find a random word by flipping through my 2003 The New Webster’s Concise Dictionary and write a quick – often silly – little post about it. # “pedal pushers – Women’s and girls’ trousers reaching to the calf, originally used for bicycling.” I know nothing of fashion, so I don’t see the reason for … any of this.
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@Corbin5 (78823)
• United States
15 May 16
Yep, wore those in the 1950s as a kid.
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@akalinus (12424)
• United States
15 May 16
They are still around. I think they are called capris, now. They have also been known as puddle jumpers. They are between shorts and long pants and usually reserved for warmer weather.
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@carebear29 (25624)
• Wausau, Wisconsin
15 May 16
When I think of a pedal pusher, it reminds me of people who ride bikes.
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@rina110383 (21957)
15 May 16
I used to wear pedal pushers when I was 18.
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@zarlamain (24080)
• United States
15 May 16
Never heard of this word. Interesting!
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@KristenH (19845)
• Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio
15 May 16
How interesting. You need an updated dictionary my friend.
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