- from the initials of an early manufacturer: Bradley, Voorhees & Day (Wiktionary)
“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.”
“Claim: Men's underwear is referred to as 'BVDs' because the term is an abbreviation of the phrase 'Boy's Ventilated Drawers.”
“I may have to buy some of those magic BVDs that Romney wears to get this bill passed.”
“But I'll tell you one thing, peace loving moderates don't go about with explosives packed in their "Y" front BVDs.”
“Can we shoot some "see what happens when you don't load your BVDs with C4" videos?”
“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.”
“Sounds to me like the confusion lies in the mind of anyone who would want to see DEP in his BVDs.”
“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?”
“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.”
“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.”
These user-created lists contain the word ‘BVDs’.
Trademarked names that people use to refer to the thing in general, regardless of maker.
all of these are from 7 English
dictionaries and Macquarie dictionary
I havent listed capitalized ones yet
but Viagra would be one and common
words like sterling a sub-machi...
Looking for tweets for BVDs.