boxer briefs

plural noun

: underwear shorts that are longer than briefs (see brief entry 2 sense 4) and that typically have a snugger fit than boxer shorts
While boxers were once an old standby, they bunch up under a slim-fitting pant and aren't as supportive for the gym-going guy. The solution: boxer briefs.Jennifer Benjamin

Examples of boxer briefs in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Thick robes, sweatsuits, boxer briefs and button down tops all in white, gray, and beige, the signature FOG colorways, grace our eyes. Kerane Marcellus, Essence, 27 Oct. 2023 And yes, these boxer briefs might set you back $24 a pair, but think of it as a small price to pay for the ultimate in comfort and durability. Courtney Leiva, Peoplemag, 8 Sep. 2023 Booty’s collection also includes socks and another pair of boxer briefs that display peaches. Sportsday Staff, Dallas News, 31 Aug. 2023 Supermodel Bella Hadid was photographed wearing what appeared to be boxer briefs in the street last fall, and Lil Nas X wore just a metallic G string to the Met Gala in May. Jack Guy, CNN, 4 Sep. 2023 The Only Murders in the Building star stood in front of a large makeup vanity with a sleeveless white T-shirt and a pair of teeny black Calvin Klein boxer briefs. Angel Saunders, Peoplemag, 1 Sep. 2023 The sock company’s site currently lists the boxer briefs on sale for $27.99. Sportsday Staff, Dallas News, 31 Aug. 2023 That means having button-down shirts and chino pants that can do remote work and in-person office days, and athletic socks and boxer briefs that'll support you at the gym right after. Maverick Li, Men's Health, 27 June 2023 Rounding out the best on-sale workout clothes are lined, six-inch inseam Fast and Free running shorts that will land mid-thigh, a License to Train matching set (the tank top and shorts are both on sale), and a two-pack of Lululemon's superior compression boxer briefs. Heath Owens, Men's Health, 19 Aug. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1945, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of boxer briefs was in 1945

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“Boxer briefs.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Dec. 2023.

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