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board shorts

plural noun
shorts with longer legs, originally meant to protect a surfer's legs against the surfboard
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a type of very long, sometimes baggy swimming shorts; also written boardshorts , also called boardies


The name of boardshorts likely originates from their affiliation with aquatic sports that use a board, such as surfing.

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