Attested since the 1610s, from the earlier form trouzes (attested since the 1580s), extended from trouse (1570s), with plural ending typical of things in pairs, from Middle Irish triubhas, of uncertain origin. The unexplained intrusive second -r- is perhaps due to the influence of drawers.
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