plural nounNorth American trademark
A type of boxer shorts.
- 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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