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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
bell-bottoms
noun
EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS
▪ Other retro favourites are flares and bell-bottoms, such as all-in-one Barbarella-style pants suits, skimming the body down into gentle flares.
▪ The 1970s: Time of bell-bottoms, disco and Watergate.
▪ Tutivena and her Entourage, until the crisscrossing stripes faded at the knees and the bell-bottoms flapped above my ankles.
▪ When he did so, I did not simply remember myself in bell-bottoms.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
bell-bottoms

type of trousers, 1882, from bell (n.) + bottom (n.). Distinguished in the late 1960s from flares by the shape of the expanded part (flares straight, bell-bottoms curved).

Wiktionary
bell-bottoms

alt. (context plurale tantum English) Pants that are flared from the knee downwards, particularly reminiscent of the 1970s. n. (context plurale tantum English) Pants that are flared from the knee downwards, particularly reminiscent of the 1970s.

WordNet
bell-bottoms

n. trousers with legs that flare; worn by sailors; absurdly wide hems were fashionable in the 1960s [syn: bellbottom trousers]

Wikipedia
Bell-bottoms

Bell-bottoms (or flares) are a style of trousers that become wider from the knees downward, forming a bell-like shape of the trouser leg.

Usage examples of "bell-bottoms".

Just as he turned right at dog food, somewhat abaft of canary seed, he caught sight of a pair of floral-patterned hip-huggers with bell-bottoms, the outline of the lower rolled edge of the underpants barely discernible in relief.

Waitresses wearing matelot jerseys and bell-bottoms, many of whom remembered Georgie from the sixties, crunched around a floor littered with sea-shells and sand, making up a rum punch and putting out glasses.