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

Examples of bicycle shorts in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Nothing screams thug like a skinny person in bicycle shorts., 22 Oct. 2021 Body camera footage played inside the Chaffee County Courthouse Monday showed Barry Morphew being escorted into the home briefly after his wife’s disappearance and identifying Suzanne’s black bicycle shorts seen in a Ziploc bag. Danielle Wallace, Fox News, 23 Aug. 2021 Gigi pushed 7-month-old Khai's stroller and kept her look low-key and casually for the outing, wearing a pair of muted purple bicycle shorts and a matching purple crewneck sweatshirt on the walk. Harper's Bazaar Staff, Harper's BAZAAR, 10 Apr. 2021 Think of your favorite bicycle shorts as a summer outdoor workhorse of your wardrobe, like jeans in the fall or your go-to white button-up. Elizabeth Wallace, CNN Underscored, 10 Aug. 2020 Editor's note: These bicycling shorts are out of stock. Locke Hughes, NBC News, 23 June 2019 The site, on which six-packs of bicycle shorts, pepper spray, Keurig pods, and prefab tiny homes coexist, doesn’t resemble a traditional marketplace so much as the Mall of America after a major earthquake. Anna Wiener, The New Yorker, 4 Nov. 2019 There are style icons who religiously adhere to fashion trends—tie-dye, bicycle shorts, and dad sneakers. Tatum Dooley, Teen Vogue, 27 Aug. 2019 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, 17 Apr. 2019 See More

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First Known Use of bicycle shorts

1976, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of bicycle shorts was in 1976

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