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undershorts

[uhn-der-shawrts] /ˈʌn dərˌʃɔrts/
noun, (used with a plural verb)
1.
short underpants for men and boys.
Origin of undershorts
1945-1950
1945-50; under- + shorts
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  • Rick luxuriated in the coolness of clean water, then stripped to his undershorts and threw his sodden clothes onto the pier.

    The Flying Stingaree Harold Leland Goodwin
British Dictionary definitions for undershorts

undershorts

/ˈʌndəˌʃɔːts/
plural noun
1.
another word for shorts (sense 2)
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