Definition of trunks in English:

trunks

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Pronunciation: /trʌŋks
 
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noun

  • Men’s shorts, worn especially for swimming or boxing: bathing trunks
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    • Talented fashion all-rounders are bathing trunks and shorts in quick-dry fabrics offered with colour co-ordinated shirts to complete beach outfits.
    • Swimwear included ultra minimal sexy trunks with zipped fronts for men and 50s bathing suits with flared skirts for women.
    • Cinnamon continued onto the pool deck just as George exited from his changing room in his swimsuit, dark blue trunks with a patriotic splash of red and white.

Origin

late 19th century (originally US): from an earlier theatrical use denoting short breeches of thin material worn over tights.

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