board shorts

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plural noun \ˈbȯrd-ˌshȯrts\
variants: less commonly

boardshorts

Definition of board shorts

  1. :  swimming shorts of a kind originally designed for water sports (such as surfboarding) that are often long or baggy and have a drawstring on the waistline In those days, a pair of bathing trunks did not in the least resemble the baggy board shorts that boys and men wear swimming today. — Michael Chabon, Maps and Legends, 2008 … they're in flip-flops, board shorts or jeans, baseball hats or visors, bead necklaces purchased on spring break. — Nancy Gibbs et al., Time, 30 May 2005

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1975

First Known Use of board shorts

1975


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