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boy shorts

or boy·shorts

[ boi-shawrts ]
/ ˈbɔɪ ˌʃɔrts /
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plural noun

underpants or swimsuit bottoms for women that are cut like very brief and very tight-fitting shorts: boy shorts for everyday wear, and lace panties for special occasions.

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Also called boy legs [boi-legz] /ˈbɔɪ ˌlɛgz/ .

Origin of boy shorts

First recorded in 1945–50
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British Dictionary definitions for boy shorts

boyshorts
/ (ˈbɔɪˌʃɔːts) /

pl n

women's underpants which resemble close-fitting shorts, sitting below the waist and stretching to the tops of the legs
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