One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
plural nounAustralian, NZ
- ‘‘If we're expelled, I'll drop my daks in Red Square,’ he said.’
- ‘A third guy wandered in wearing an old pair of trackie daks (with a hole in one knee) and a tatty old jumper.’
- ‘So I ended up looking all professional when I could have been wearing tracky daks and a scungy t-shirt.’
- ‘An old grey-haired but balding man approaches, wearing trackie daks.’
- ‘A bronzed lifesaver in bright red pool daks and a goofy cap is an Australian icon, although they're starting to wear shorts a la Baywatch or bikepants lately.’
1930s (as a proprietary name for a brand of clothing): first recorded in this sense in the 1970s.
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