boxer shorts

plural noun

: men's underwear shorts characterized by loose fit

Examples of boxer shorts in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Hamas and Iran will forever brandish the images of yesterday’s violence as symbols of newfound power: Israeli commanders being dragged out of their barracks in their boxer shorts, the bulldozer tearing down the Erez crossing, Hamas militants parading Israeli tanks. Kim Ghattas, The Atlantic, 8 Oct. 2023 This pajama set features pajama boxer shorts with an elastic and drawstring waist for the best fit, plus a matching button-down T-shirt in a classic pajama style. Jessie Quinn, Peoplemag, 4 Nov. 2023 From the waist down, the vibe was the opposite, a pair of simple white cotton boxer shorts and black flip flops. Laia Garcia-Furtado, Vogue, 23 Aug. 2023 On TikTok—where Gen Z fashion trends are painstakingly documented—boxer shorts have taken on a starring role in outfit diaries, street style trackers, and style hack videos galore. Laia Garcia-Furtado, Vogue, 23 Aug. 2023 Now, Teo wears Calvin Kleins the same way — and enjoys being able to wear low-riding pants with the convenient extra midriff coverage that boxer shorts provide. Ashley Fetters Maloy, Washington Post, 15 Aug. 2023 Made for utility, boxer shorts are accommodating to all genders and all bodies—a welcome addition to any wardrobe this summer. Hannah Jackson, Vogue, 18 July 2023 Page 72 Loewe bow top, $4,970, and boxer shorts, $370; Alicia Banilivy, Harper's BAZAAR, 9 May 2023 Video on Twitter shows a man wearing only black boxer shorts jump from the building into the water. Natalie Neysa Alund, USA TODAY, 25 Mar. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1930, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of boxer shorts was in 1930

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“Boxer shorts.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 10 Dec. 2023.

Kids Definition

boxer shorts

noun plural
: men's or boys' underwear shorts characterized by loose fit

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