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19:24 Jun 28, 2000
French to English translations [Non-PRO]
French term or phrase: boxer-short
In France, is this term used for shorts (outerwear)?

In English it refers to men's underwear.
Rgaspari
United States
Local time: 19:01
English translation:Boxer shorts
Explanation:
Boxer shorts are a mixture of underwear and outerwear. There are some models which are used exclusively as underwear and other models which are mostly used as outerwear. You can have a look at website.........un boxer-short = boxer shorts (see 2nd website, it's bilingual).
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Jesús Paredes
Local time: 23:01
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Thank you Jesus. I'll bet you used Copernic to find this...I installed it at your recommendation for English and Spanish. I haven't yet figured out how to install it for French without losing the Spanish. The installation program lets you choose only one alternative. If you know a quick way to do this, could you let me know? Otherwise I'll play around with it when I have some time.
Merci!
Roseanne
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Summary of answers provided
naCaleçon américain
Karin Dyson
naBoxerabousteau
naBoxer shortsJesús Paredes
naboxer shortsJoan Wallace


  

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39 mins
boxer shorts


Explanation:
Here is my guess. They may have originally referred to men's underwear in the US, but my daugher has some flashy ones she wears around as shorts. They're in (or maybe that was a couple years ago. I also see teenage boys sagging their pants to show off the boxer shorts underneath.

Joan Wallace
PRO pts in pair: 50
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41 mins
Boxer shorts


Explanation:
Boxer shorts are a mixture of underwear and outerwear. There are some models which are used exclusively as underwear and other models which are mostly used as outerwear. You can have a look at website.........un boxer-short = boxer shorts (see 2nd website, it's bilingual).


    Reference: http://store.yahoo.com/qualityapparel/boxershorts.html
    Reference: http://french.about.com/homework/french/library/begin/bl_clo...
Jesús Paredes
Local time: 23:01
PRO pts in pair: 28
Grading comment
Thank you Jesus. I'll bet you used Copernic to find this...I installed it at your recommendation for English and Spanish. I haven't yet figured out how to install it for French without losing the Spanish. The installation program lets you choose only one alternative. If you know a quick way to do this, could you let me know? Otherwise I'll play around with it when I have some time.
Merci!
Roseanne
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5 hrs
Boxer


Explanation:
J'ai toujours entendu le terme boxer seul, non suivi de short, que ce soit pour désigner les sous-vêtements d'homme ou les shorts serrés que portent certains joueurs de football sous leur short et qui fait intégralement partie de la tenue puisqu'il est aux couleurs de l'équipe.
Pour les tenues de villes ou de sport multicolores que les ados, il me semble qu'on parle surtout de "cycliste" (remarque, ça reste dans le domaine sportif :) )
J'espère que ça te sera utile,

Agnès

abousteau
Local time: 04:01
Native speaker of: Native in FrenchFrench
PRO pts in pair: 16
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5 hrs
Caleçon américain


Explanation:
Boxer short is not used in french, but boxer shorts are worn by french speaking people ! They're called caleçon(s) américain(s) and are used as underwear (except by marginals who dress "Madonna" european style.
Hope this will help you
Karin

Karin Dyson
Local time: 04:01
Native speaker of: Native in FrenchFrench, Native in DutchDutch
PRO pts in pair: 16
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