Underwear, particularly that worn by men. This phrase refers to "BVD," an underwear manufacturer. Shut the door, I don't want anyone to see me in my beeveedees!
Underwear, particularly men's underwear. "BVD" is an underwear manufacturer. Shut the door, I don't want anyone to see me in my BVDs!
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n. underwear; men’s underwear. (The first entry is an initialism. From Bradley, Voorhies, and Day, the manufacturers. Always plural.) He stood there in his BVDs, freezing.
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