boy shorts

or boy·shorts

[ boi-shawrts ]

plural noun
  1. 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.

Origin of boy shorts

First recorded in 1945–50
  • Also called boy legs [boi-legz] /ˈbɔɪ ˌlɛgz/ .

Words Nearby boy shorts Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use boy shorts in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for boyshorts


/ (ˈbɔɪˌʃɔːts) /

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

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