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butt-huggers pl (plural only)

  1. (slang) Men's briefs; underwear.
    • 2002, Bryan Richards, Triopia and the Burden of Excess, →ISBN, page 112:
      She left a note on Ray's butt-huggers saying, 'Buy new underwear.'
    • 2010, Todd Aaron Jensen, On Gratitude, →ISBN, page 139:
      If you're wondering who to thank for the sight of Will Ferrell struggling through a psychotic episode on a speedway wearing only his butt huggers, wonder no more.
  2. (slang) Skin-tight shorts.
    • 1999, Jeffery Sobal & ‎Donna Maurer, Interpreting Weight: The Social Management of Fatness and Thinness, →ISBN:
      Eva, for example, reveals how the uniform is a status symbol, but also how the uniform presupposes a certain body: I love the butt-huggers. I convinced my high school team to get them because I saw the college kids wearing them, people in my state were wearing them, the good teams, like high-status teams that were traditionally good had them...I mean, we had a real skinny cross country team, so nobody complained.
    • 2006, Ray Bates, Blue Butterfly: A Detective John Bowers Mystery, →ISBN, page 115:
      She must be a knockout in the patent leather butt-huggers and spiked heels.
    • 2006, Ryan Nerz, Eat This Book: A Year of Gorging and Glory on the Competitive Eating Circuit, →ISBN:
      By the time our waitress (clad in those humiliating orange polyester butt-huggers for which Hooters is renowned) comes by to take our order, I am nodding my head in earnest to Badlands' personal recipe for gurgitory success.