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- (swimming costume): budgie-smugglers
- (Australia, New Zealand, informal, plural only) A style of tightfitting men's swimming costume cut like underwear briefs that covers the buttocks and groin but not the legs, especially worn in surf lifesaving and in swimming races.
2006 July 9, Annabel Crabb, “UK learns rules of Texas hold 'em”, The Sydney Morning Herald:
- Roughly, the rule goes: if you have just swum, are planning to swim soon or are reasonably proximate to a place where others are swimming, then your budgie smugglers are perfectly acceptable.
2006 November 23, Stuart Rintoul, “Bracks's walk was on the wild side”, The Australian:
- "Mr Baillieu has popped out of the water in his budgie-smugglers, but he doesn't reckon that climate change is a problem," Garrett scoffed. "I mean, give me a break."
2012 January 11, Amy Findlay, “Awesome Ironman!”, Milton Ulladulla Times:
- “If you think that men in budgie smugglers don’t look good, well all the blokes in this race still have it and they looked great,” she joked.
2012 January 12, Kate Starke, “Smuggler hid illegal abalone in underpants”, Herald Sun:
- A MAN has been fined and banned from recreational fishing in Victoria after confusing his budgie smugglers for abalone smugglers.
- plural of
- (swimming costume): See also Wikisaurus:swim briefs.