calzoneras

(Sp. model spelled same [kalsonéras]< calzón 'pants' [see above] plus the Spanish derivative suffix -era). Southwest: 1844. Blevins correctly observes that this term refers to Mexican or Spanish-style pants that are split along the outside seam, usually to reveal cotton or linen underwear. The edges of the split may be decorated with buttons, braids, or silver conchas. This term is referenced in the DRAE and the DM. Santamaría indicates that it refers to pants made of cloth or soft leather, left open from top to bottom on both sides. They had buttons and buttonholes so that the wearer could partially or completely close the splits. They were more common in earlier periods, especially for riding horseback.

Cowboy Talk. A Dictionary of Spanish Terms. . 2013.

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