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 for briefs
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.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

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

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