MEANING: noun: In opera, drama, film, etc.:
1. A role in which a female character pretends to be a male.
2. A male part played by a female actor.
Also known as a breeches role or a pants role.

ETYMOLOGY: From the traditional view of trousers as male clothing. From an alteration of earlier trouse, from Scottish Gaelic triubhas, influenced by drawers. Earliest documented use: 1955.

TROUSER POLE - a rod stuck into the wall to hang your pants on after removal

TARO USER ROLE - a part in a play involving a Hawaiian chef

TROUSER ROPE - last resort when your belt breaks