boxer shorts
noun plural Date: 1944 men's underwear shorts characterized by loose fit

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Boxer shorts — (also known as loose boxers or as simply boxers) are a type of underwear worn by men. The term has been used in English since 1944 for all around elastic shorts, so named after the shorts worn by pugilists, for whom unhindered leg movement (… …   Wikipedia

  • boxer-shorts — ● boxer short, boxer shorts nom masculin (anglais boxer shorts, short de boxeur) Short doublé d un slip intérieur attenant …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • boxer shorts — ► PLURAL NOUN ▪ men s underpants resembling shorts …   English terms dictionary

  • boxer shorts — boxer .shorts n [plural] loose cotton underwear for men …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • boxer shorts — boxer ,shorts or boxers noun plural men s underwear that looks like a pair of short loose pants …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • boxer shorts — ☆ boxer shorts n. men s undershorts with an elastic waistband and the loose, full cut of prizefighters trunks …   English World dictionary

  • boxer shorts — noun plural Etymology: boxer (I) : men s underwear shorts characterized by loose fit, a continuous elastic waistband, and an overlapping fly that does not fasten * * * noun [plural] : loose shorts that are worn as underwear by men and boys a pair …   Useful english dictionary

  • boxer shorts — N PLURAL: also a pair of N Boxer shorts are loose fitting men s underpants that are shaped like the shorts worn by boxers …   English dictionary

  • boxer shorts — boxers UK [ˈbɒksə(r)z] / US [ˈbɑksərz] or boxer shorts UK / US noun [plural] men s underwear that looks like a pair of short loose trousers …   English dictionary

  • boxer shorts — noun shorts worn as underwear by men. See Also: athletic supporter, briefs, jockstrap, jockeys, longjohns, scants, underpants, underwear, Y fronts …   Wiktionary

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