Question about British English. If shorts means underwear than which word means shorts?
- MercuryLv 71 month agoFavorite Answer
Shorts does not mean underwear the word you need is pants.
- sunshine_melLv 74 weeks ago
Boxer shorts mean underwear (for men).
Shorts just mean shorts (as in short trousers)
- RRLv 71 month ago
In UK, we do not call inderwear shorts.
We call short trousers shorts.
We call male underwear underpants and female underwear knickers.
- CliveLv 71 month ago
It doesn't mean underwear. Shorts are shorts - short trousers.
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- LônLv 71 month ago
THEN, not than!! Learn the difference.
UK...pants, US ....shorts (underwear)
In the UK shorts are short trousers , like the ones rugby/football players wear.
- 1 month ago
In British English, pants are underwear, trousers are outerwear and shorts are short trousers.
- MaxiLv 71 month ago
Shorts do not mean underwear....shorts are short trousers...underwear, is pants, boxers, etc
- TavyLv 71 month ago
Wrong. A certain kind of underwear is called boxer shorts, because they look like the type that boxers wear in the ring.
The rest is underwear.
- A Yahoo UserLv 71 month ago
So: also "shorts", the word is more ambiguous in British English than it is in American English.
- wobafettyLv 61 month ago
Who told you shorts means underwear in British? There are boxer shorts, and shorts.