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boardshorts (plural only)
- A style of lightweight shorts used as swimwear, associated with surfing.
2008 May 15, Guy Trebay, “A Line in the Sand and in the Stores”, New York Times:
- But the appeal of the label — now sold at surf shops in 19 states and 12 countries — is that its black boardshorts and no-frills logos both bypass the sport’s floral sartorial clichés and also, for those in the know, summon up a hard-core, roots surfer image of riders like those Da Hui underwrites.
- boardies (Australia, New Zealand)