boy shorts

plural noun

Definition of boy shorts

  1. :  women's briefs or a bikini bottom with a low waist and with leg openings across the top of the thigh that are cut parallel to the waist Because they cut your leg straight across rather than at an upward angle, boy shorts actually make your hips and butt look bigger. Cute as they are, they work best on the very narrowest figures. — Lucky Shopping Manual, 2003

Love words? You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.

Join MWU now and get access to America’s largest dictionary, with:

  • 300,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
  • Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
  • Advanced search features
  • Ad free!

1974

First Known Use of boy shorts

1974


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up boy shorts? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

capable of being understood in two ways

Get Word of the Day daily email!