I'd like to use this word correctly but the two dictionaries are saying two different things.
According to Cambridge Dictionary, combats (in British English) means
combat trousers/pants. Another word from British English would be cargo pants.
However, Macmillan Dictionary offers a different meaning. According to them, combats are
clothes with a military style that are worn by ordinary people.
I know that the Macmillan D. focuses on American English therefore I want to ask the natives which ways they've come across while using this word.
I focus more on British English so I'd like to know whether people from the UK would understand me if I said combats referring to the meaning of Macmillan Dictionary.
Thank you for your responses.