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A.Word.A.Day--breeches part

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This week's theme: words from theater.

breeches part (BRICH-iz part) noun

A male part played by an actress.

[After breeches (knee-length trousers worn by men in the past), from breech (the lower part of the body).]

-Anu Garg (words at wordsmith.org)

"Mary Robinson supported her family by going on the stage, aged 14. She must have been gorgeous, especially with her legs on show in the breeches parts so common in Shakespeare." Edwina Currie; Tart history; New Statesman (London, UK); Nov 15, 2004.

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