Wednesday, July 08, 2015

Word of the day: plus fours

The word of the day is plus fours:

long, baggy knickers for men, introduced before World War I and worn until the 1930s for sports activities, especially golf (

"On the minus side he was unbelievably affected: he was black and from Cleveland but dressed in Scottish tweeds and smoked a fat Turk's-head pipe.  He was the first person Quentin had ever seen in real life wearing plus fours."

 - Lev Grossman, The Magician's Land

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