bib shorts

plural noun

: an article of clothing worn chiefly by bicyclists which consists of tight-fitting shorts that extend upwards on the torso and two straps that pass over the shoulders
Bib shorts may look ridiculous, but with their inbuilt padding they are the most comfortable for anyone planning a long ride or week-long cycling holiday.Charles Starmer-Smith, Daily Telegraph (London), 24 July 2010

Word History

First Known Use

1986, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of bib shorts was in 1986

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“Bib shorts.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bib%20shorts. Accessed 26 May. 2024.

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