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undershorts

[uhn-der-shawrts]
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noun (used with a plural verb)
  1. short underpants for men and boys.
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Origin of undershorts

1945–50; under- + shorts
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Historical Examples

  • 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

pl n
  1. another word for shorts (def. 2)
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