nounAustralian /NZ informal
Men’s brief, tight-fitting swimming trunks.
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- While Ms Gillard likes to relax in front of the television, Mr Abbott is something of an action man, and can often be spotted diving into the waters off Sydney's beaches, sporting little more than his favourite skin-tight budgie smugglers.
- A couple of weeks ago one of the broadsheets published a photo of an aged Bob Hawke in his budgie smugglers.
- Sticking to principles restricts my choice somewhat, given the bizarre popularity of "budgie smugglers" over here, which are themselves restrictive in a rather unpleasantly undignified way.