UK [briːfs] / US [brɪfs] noun [plural]
men's short tight underpants, or women's knickers

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  • Briefs — steht für den Familiennamen folgender Personen: Götz Briefs (1889–1974), deutscher Nationalökonom Ulrich Briefs (1939–2005), deutscher Politiker (SPD, Grüne, PDS) und Volkswirt eine Band aus Seattle, USA, The Briefs …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Briefs — Briefs,   Goetz Anton, Volkswirtschaftler und Soziologe, * Eschweiler 1. 1. 1889, ✝ Rom 16. 5. 1974; Professor in Würzburg, Freiburg im Breisgau, Berlin; nach seiner Flucht 1934 in die USA auch dort Professor, u. a. an der Georgetown University… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • briefs — [ brifs ] noun plural short tight UNDERPANTS for men …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • briefs — short, tight underwear, 1934, from BRIEF (Cf. brief) (adj.) …   Etymology dictionary

  • briefs — ► PLURAL NOUN ▪ short, close fitting underpants or knickers …   English terms dictionary

  • Briefs — Front and rear view of traditional men s briefs. Man w …   Wikipedia

  • briefs — noun short tight fitting underpants (trade name Jockey shorts) • Syn: ↑Jockey shorts • Usage Domain: ↑plural, ↑plural form • Hypernyms: ↑underpants * * * briefs UK [briːfs] US [brif …   Useful english dictionary

  • briefs — jockey shorts jock ey shorts (j[o^]k [=e] sh[^o]rts), n. pl. [from a Tradename.] A type of men s underpants without legs, fitting tightly and held by an elastic waistband; also called {briefs}. Originally a tradename, the term has become common… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • briefs — noun A short type of underpants worn by men or boys. See Also: athletic supporter, boxers, boxer briefs, boxer shorts, gonch, jockstrap, jockeys, jocks, long johns …   Wiktionary

  • briefs — noun Briefs is used after these nouns: ↑bikini …   Collocations dictionary

  • briefs — plural noun Syn: underpants, pants, knickers, bikini briefs; N.Amer. shorts; informal panties; Brit.; informal kecks …   Synonyms and antonyms dictionary

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