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boxer shorts

noun, (used with a plural verb)
men's loose-fitting undershorts with an elastic waistband.
Also called boxers.
Origin of boxer shorts
1945-50 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • He clomped down the stairs with his cane, wearing a pair of boxer-shorts and rubber slippers.

    Makers Cory Doctorow
British Dictionary definitions for boxer-shorts

boxer shorts

plural noun
men's underpants shaped like shorts but having a front opening Also called boxers
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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