Definitions

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  • n. A type of men's long underwear.

Etymologies

from the initials of an early manufacturer: Bradley, Voorhees & Day (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • In the early part of the twentieth century, the B.V.D. brand of men's underwear (notable for its front buttons and back flaps) so dominated the marketplace that 'BVDs' became a general term used to refer to any brand of similar product (i.e., lightweight, one-piece long underwear for men), and eventually to all types and brands of men's underwear as well.

    New Urban Legends

  • Claim: Men's underwear is referred to as 'BVDs' because the term is an abbreviation of the phrase 'Boy's Ventilated Drawers.'

    New Urban Legends

  • I may have to buy some of those magic BVDs that Romney wears to get this bill passed.

    Massachusetts AG takes steps to run for Kennedy's seat

  • But I'll tell you one thing, peace loving moderates don't go about with explosives packed in their "Y" front BVDs.

    Tom McIntyre Explains His Picks for our 2009 Hunting and Fishing Heroes and Villians Face-Off

  • Can we shoot some "see what happens when you don't load your BVDs with C4" videos?

    TV SoundOff: Sunday Talking Heads

  • Sweet swallowed back a twinge of poptart that was trying to escape and for the first time felt just a little exposed in his BVDs and bare feet.

    Snap

  • Sounds to me like the confusion lies in the mind of anyone who would want to see DEP in his BVDs.

    A Mighty Mini Marlin

  • How about a pic of DAVE in his BVDs, after all what goes around comes around and don't you want us wimmins all excited to buy guns too?

    A Mighty Mini Marlin

  • Ruby got a look at the field, grayish under lowering skies, and at the freshly painted stands, the tall light towers from when the outlaw Federal League had dreamed of holding baseball games at night, and the outfield walls plastered with billboards advertising Old Bushmills whiskey and Fatima cigarettes and BVDs.

    DIAMOND RUBY

  • He has now also twisted BVDs on the far left by ignoring their call to stand down and leave Afghanistan and Pakistan to clean up the mess.

    Obama -- Two-Faced or Two-Edged Sword?

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  • i like this word

    March 14, 2011

  • Men's underwear.

    March 14, 2011

  • What is it?

    March 14, 2011