One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
plural nounNorth American
Denim shorts.‘turn all your jeans into jorts’
- ‘Proper attire - Leave the jorts and stained sweatpants in your mom's basement.’
- ‘I feel like people with chin straps have a high propensity for wearing jorts.’
- ‘Most people aren't born with an exquisite sense for style and fashion, which explains why Jamz, Hawaiian shirts and jorts have stubbornly refused to go away.’
- ‘Instead, try a breezy gingham button-down shirt, jorts and thong sandals.’
- ‘Try baggy jorts and a white tank top.’
- ‘We also saw him turn 36 (which now officially makes it 20 years since he should have stopped wearing jorts).’
- ‘Tight jorts, Toms, and either an ironic T or a tank top is like the hipster guy uniform here.’
- ‘Perhaps I just hated the aesthetics of an event where he is the prom king, in his doofusy XXL hockey shirts and calf-length jorts.’
- ‘D.J. wrote on Saturday morning about the jersey-wearing Mets fan who rushed the field after Johan Santana's no-hitter and joined in the on-field celebration until security figured out that it was not, in fact, the ghost of Cary Carter, wearing jorts, coming back to revel in the historic accomplishment.’
- ‘As far as first impressions go, this is sort of like showing up for junior Prom in jorts.’
1990s: blend of jeans and shorts.
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