Definition of BVDs in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌbēˌvēˈdēz/

plural noun

North American trademark
A type of boxer shorts.
Example sentences
  • Just me and him in our BVDs, watching television and munching on chips.
  • It was the first time I ever drank beer, and I wandered off because all I could think about was Peter in his BVDs.
  • Every afternoon he watched television in his BVDs.


Late 19th century: abbreviation from the name of the manufacturers; the mistaken full form in folk etymology is babies' ventilated diapers.

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Syllabification: BVDs

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