bicycle shorts

plural noun

Definition of bicycle shorts

: tight-fitting shorts made usually of spandex with inner lining or padding and worn chiefly by bicyclists

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Cecilie Bahnsen does a winsome shirt dress with a high neck in the softest shade of baby pink that’s just asking to be matched with cute cropped leggings or even a pair of bicycle shorts. Vogue, "Do You Dare to Wear a Dress Over Pants? Here’s How to Do It Right," 17 Apr. 2019 Take note from Adwoa Aboah: The British model and activist spent last summer in Positano off of Italy’s Amalfi Coast and wore a pair of leopard-print bicycle shorts and an adorable straw hat with statement platforms. Vogue, "Spring Break Forever! Shop the Best Vacation Style From Around the Globe," 21 Mar. 2019 The midriff-baring tops and bicycle shorts in Zadeh’s collection would look outlandish there. Maya Singer, Vogue, "I Took Bangladeshi Photographer Activist Taslima Akhter to New York Fashion Week—Here’s What Happened," 5 Oct. 2018 On Tuesday, Kylie took to her favorite social media app to share her first proper selfie of 2018 while wearing a giant black hoodie, bicycle shorts, and black-and-white boots. Peggy Truong, Cosmopolitan, "Kylie Jenner's Valentine's Day Selfie Is Honestly Better Than Roses and Chocolate," 14 Feb. 2018 Jenner was wearing black bicycle shorts and black top, covered by a beige jacket. Stephanie Petit,, "Kylie Jenner Steps Out for the First Time Since Welcoming Daughter Stormi," 12 Feb. 2018 Kylie was spotted out on the town in Los Angeles with her bestie Jordyn Woods on Saturday looking totally casual in a pair of black bicycle shorts, a chic oversized white jacker, and a fanny pack! Noelle Devoe, Seventeen, "BREAKING: Kylie Just Made Her First Public Appearance Since Giving Birth to Baby Stormi," 12 Feb. 2018 As the advent of the fashion police and the worst-dressed lists began to shine a light on the occasionally terrible taste of Hollywood (remember the Demi Moore bicycle shorts ball gown?), designers seemed to provide a safe harbor of expert advice. Vanessa Friedman, New York Times, "The Red Carpet Is Its Own Economy," 5 Jan. 2018

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First Known Use of bicycle shorts

1976, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of bicycle shorts

: short pants that fit close to the body and that people sometimes wear when they ride a bicycle

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