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Blend of jean +‎ shorts


jorts pl (plural only)

  1. (plural only) jean shorts, a pair of shorts made from denim (especially, mid-thigh or knee-length)
    • 2010 March 16, Ellen Rakieten with Anne Coyle, Undateable: 311 Things Guys Do That Guarantee They Won't Be Dating or Having Sex, New York: Villard Books, →ISBN, →OL, page 13:
      Jorts are confusing. Do you want to wear jeans or shorts? Our guess is that what you're really saying is that you'd like to wear a longish, slouchy pair of shorts and not look too buttoned-up.
    • 2011 November 18, Anna Lefle, The Chicktionary: From A-line to Z-snap, the words every woman should know, Avon: Adams Media, →ISBN, →OL, page 106:
      Although some feel that jorts include any manner of denim short regardless of length, others describe jorts as strictly of the knee-length, baggy variety.
    • 2012 March 28, Brad Getty, Dads Are the Original Hipsters, San Francisco: Chronicle Books, →ISBN, →OL, page 11:
      Your dad wore jorts before you did and he's got the short frayed denim to prove it.