Lederhosen (German for leather breeches; singular in German usage: Lederhose) are breeches made of leather; they may be either short or knee-length. The longer ones are generally called Bundhosen or Kniebundhosen. There is a widespread misconception that lederhosen are a traditional national costume (Tracht) in German-speaking countries. They should rather be considered to be workwear or leisurewear for working-class men. The word lederhosen is frequently mispronounced leiderhosen (literally, “sadly-breeches”) or liederhosen (“songs-breeches”). The German pronunciation is , and the English pronunciation is .