boxer shorts

plural noun

Definition of boxer shorts

: men's underwear shorts characterized by loose fit

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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 He was last seen in a plain white t-shirt, long dark pants and plaid boxer shorts. sacbee, "Officials searching for sexual assault suspect," 4 June 2019 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

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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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