briefs

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A pair of men's briefs

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briefs

  1. plural of brief

Noun[edit]

briefs pl (plural only)

  1. (usually in the plural) A very short, close-fitting type of underpants.
    • 2008, Dan Peek, Why Do They Dress That Way?: People’s Place Book No. 7, page 80:
      Briefs for men and women were not popular in America until the 1930s.
    • 2012, Dan Stephenson, The Underwater Widow:
      Yes, Gentlemen’s Quarterly wrote that Archie wears briefs, like it was something everyone wanted to know.

Usage notes[edit]

Despite being a single item of clothing, briefs—like pants, trousers, underpants, &c.—are considered to come in "pairs" and are counted using the phrase "pair(s) of".

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briefs

  1. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of brief

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