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 for Jockey shorts
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  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 for that
     type of underpants.
     [PJC]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Brief \Brief\ (br[=e]f), n. [See Brief, a., and cf. Breve.]
     1. A short concise writing or letter; a statement in few
        words.
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              Bear this sealed brief,
              With winged hastle, to the lord marshal. --Shak.
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              And she told me
              In a sweet, verbal brief.             --Shak.
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     2. An epitome.
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              Each woman is a brief of womankind.   --Overbury.
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     3. (Law) An abridgment or concise statement of a client's
        case, made out for the instruction of counsel in a trial
        at law. This word is applied also to a statement of the
        heads or points of a law argument.
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              It was not without some reference to it that I
              perused many a brief.                 --Sir J.
                                                    Stephen.
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     Note: In England, the brief is prepared by the attorney; in
           the United States, counsel generally make up their own
           briefs.
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     4. (Law) A writ; a breve. See Breve, n., 2.
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     5. (Scots Law) A writ issuing from the chancery, directed to
        any judge ordinary, commanding and authorizing that judge
        to call a jury to inquire into the case, and upon their
        verdict to pronounce sentence.
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     6. A letter patent, from proper authority, authorizing a
        collection or charitable contribution of money in
        churches, for any public or private purpose. [Eng.]
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     7. pl. a type of men's underpants without legs, fitting
        tightly and held by an elastic waistband; also called
        Jockey shorts.
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     Apostolical brief, a letter of the pope written on fine
        parchment in modern characters, subscribed by the
        secretary of briefs, dated "a die Nativitatis," i. e.,
        "from the day of the Nativity," and sealed with the ring
        of the fisherman. It differs from a bull, in its
        parchment, written character, date, and seal. See Bull.
        
  
     Brief of title, an abstract or abridgment of all the deeds
        and other papers constituting the chain of title to any
        real estate.
  
     In brief, in a few words; in short; briefly. "Open the
        matter in brief." --Shak.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  Jockey shorts
      n 1: short tight-fitting underpants (trade name Jockey shorts)
           [syn: briefs, Jockey shorts]

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