boxer shorts

plural noun

Definition of boxer shorts

: men's underwear shorts characterized by loose fit

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Really strong were the boxer shorts and vests inlaid with panels of shirred elastic that were aesthetically pleasing, comfortable (the models attested), and consistent with the designer’s interesting point of focus. Luke Leitch, Vogue, "London Newcomer Bianca Saunders Braves the In-Between of Modern Masculine Stereotypes," 9 Jan. 2019 The device looks like a black pair of tight-fitting boxer shorts concealing either a cup or a pad. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, "New Device Helps Fighter Pilots Pee at 30,000 Feet," 3 Jan. 2019 Chain eventually emerged from the house in handcuffs, wearing only boxer shorts. Fox News, "Man faces charges he threatened journalists to defend Trump," 31 Aug. 2018 Paul also recalled meeting Kennedy in the living room of his Carlyle apartment in 1962 when he was clad only in his back brace and a pair of boxer shorts. Al Castiel Iii, Town & Country, "JFK's Personal Tailor Is Alive and Well in a Midtown Manhattan Office Building," 5 May 2017 Ortovox’s Ultra Hot Pants wear almost like boxer shorts. Kassondra Cloos, Outside Online, "The Best Women’s Active Outdoor Underwear," 6 July 2018 They were clad in all white: boxer shorts, T-shirts and do-rags on their heads, the release stated. Matthew Martinez, star-telegram, "They escaped from a N.M. jail in their boxers. Now one of their guards is behind bars," 19 June 2018 Majerle, by then the most popular bachelor in town, created a line of clothing, Thundernine, which included T-shirts, boxer shorts and a calendar. Scott Bordow, azcentral, "Phoenix Suns – and fans – reach silver anniversary of love affair with 1993 Western Conference champions," 16 June 2018 Bieber wore the same pair of plaid Off-White x Umbro boxer shorts as Hadid and even borrowed some of the model's styling notes. Lauren Alexis Fisher, Harper's BAZAAR, "Justin Bieber Copied Bella Hadid's Clueless-Inspired Outfit," 8 June 2017

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1944, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of boxer shorts

: loose shorts that are worn as underwear by men and boys

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