boxer shorts

plural noun

Definition of boxer shorts

: men's underwear shorts characterized by loose fit

Examples of boxer shorts in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Another character in sunglasses and an Afro wig wore boxer shorts under a loud, tropical-themed sport coat. Jarrett Bell, USA TODAY, "'He was my idol': Kobe Bryant's connection with Super Bowl LIV players runs deep," 28 Jan. 2020 The house is tidier, with no more boxer shorts left on the bedroom floor or fuzzy deer blanket on the sofa: Kalee now sleeps with it. Annie Gowen, Washington Post, "‘I’m gonna lose everything’," 9 Nov. 2019 It was then demanded that the victim take off all of his clothes, except for his boxer shorts. cleveland, "Robbery victim, 17, shows up on couple’s doorstep wearing only boxer shorts: Cleveland Heights police blotter," 9 Nov. 2019 Another video taken from surveillance cameras from the San Antonio Housing Authority facility where De Arroyo lived showed her son walking into the lobby wearing a white T-shirt and boxer shorts. Elizabeth Zavala,, "Jury finds San Antonio mother guilty in county jail escape involving her son, 2 other men," 23 Oct. 2019 And don’t let the door hit you in the boxer shorts on the way out., "Retirement is going to work," 3 Oct. 2019 Wroblewski , 29, who now lives in Chicago, said Soxers are meant to help men keep their socks up and prevent their boxer shorts from riding up. Daniel I. Dorfman,, "Shout Out: Chris Wroblewski, a Highland Park native who developed ‘Soxers’ to help men feel comfortable in their boxers," 5 Sep. 2019 Take designer Charles Jeffrey Loverboy’s bag made out of tartan boxer shorts with a matching tartan strap, for example. Tatum Dooley, Teen Vogue, "Purses Shaped Like Ballet Slippers, Baseball Hats, and Tartan Boxers Are Taking Over The Fashion Industry," 9 July 2019 McGowan says about 30 heavily armed officers and a tank-like vehicle were outside and Chain eventually emerged in handcuffs wearing only boxer shorts. Fox News, "The Latest: Man in threats case said he had health issues," 30 Aug. 2018

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First Known Use of boxer shorts

1944, in the meaning defined above

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“Boxer shorts.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Feb. 2020.

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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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