noun (used with a plural verb)
- women’s casual trousers with a tapered leg that end above the ankle and a vertical slit at the outside bottom edge.
- women’s tight-fitting trousers
1956 (said to have been designed c.1948), from Capri, Italian island; so called perhaps because they were first popular in Capri, which was emerging as a European holiday destination about this time (cf. Bermuda shorts).