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  • (n) trousers with legs that flare; worn by sailors; absurdly wide hems were fashionable in the 1960s



  1. On a rainy night in front of a Tokyo train station, a 27-year-old fellow approaches me wearing sunglasses, bell-bottoms and clunky sneakers.
  2. Out in the audience, afros and bell-bottoms were worn; girls got grounded for wearing mini-skirts.
  3. Among Syria's lite, the Baathist-apparatchik look--leather jacket, bell-bottoms, cigarette holder--is giving way to skinny jeans and cappuccinos.


  • Friday Night Fever

    For those who lived through the 1970s disco era, the bell-bottoms and polyester are just a sweet memory away. But for those who missed the flashy funk decade, it’s only movies like Saturday Night Fever and old KC and the Sunshine Band vinyl platters that can hint at what was.
    on June 19, 2013     Source: Syracuse New Times

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  1. Who knows why Hillary described herself wearing "a pair of dirty denim bell-bottoms, a never-ironed work shirt and a beautiful purple felt hat with a purple polka-dotted scarf streaming off it" or what she meant when she called herself a...
    on Jul 30, 2007 By: Hillary Rodham Clinton Source: Washington Post

  2. In a Chronicle interview just before he left Congress in 1997, Dellums recalled how he came to Congress in 1971 "with a big Afro and bell-bottoms ...... ready to kick the door down. But one thing this institution taught me early on was the lessons...
    on Jan 6, 2008 By: Ron Dellums Source: San Francisco Chronicle

  3. "I can't even believe it," Hershiser said. "That just shows you how powerful culture and peer pressure are. What was I thinking? But it's the same when you see pictures of yourself in bell-bottoms and hair with no gel -- back then, you were...
    on May 20, 2009 By: Orel Hershiser Source: ESPN

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