plural noun
un·​der·​shorts | \ ˈən-dər-ˌshȯrts How to pronounce undershorts (audio) \

Definition of undershorts

: underpants for men or boys

Examples of undershorts in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web All those initiated wear symbols with religious significance, known as the five K’s: kesh (uncut hair), kanga (wooden comb), kachera (cotton undershorts), kirpan (a steel blade), and kara (a steel bracelet). Simranjit Khalsa, The Conversation, 13 Apr. 2022 Honestly, who’s a better endorser for a pair of tight undershorts than a media scion with a penchant for weird sits? Luke Winkie, Vulture, 29 Dec. 2021 Fila's quick-drying skirts with stretchy undershorts are a staple. Kristi Kellogg, Condé Nast Traveler, 7 July 2021 Nike checks all the boxes with this tennis skirt: a clean silhouette with subtle pleating, lightweight fabric, comfortable waistband, and stretchy undershorts to slip tennis balls into. Kristi Kellogg, Condé Nast Traveler, 7 July 2021

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First Known Use of undershorts

1944, in the meaning defined above

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22 Apr 2022

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“Undershorts.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/undershorts. Accessed 22 May. 2022.

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