TextileGlossary.com

What is "Shorts" - Definition & Explanation

Shorts are a garment worn by both men and women over their pelvic area and the upper part of the upper legs or more, but not the entire length of the leg.
They are called "shorts" because they are a shortened version of trousers (as they are called in British English) or pants (in American English) which cover the entire leg.

There are multiple types of shorts:

Track shorts: shorts that reach only the upper thigh and are intended to provide maximum freedom of moment in sports activities.
Walking shorts: Shorts with a long pant length reaching to the knees which is intended for casual wear. Usually has pockets and waist loops for a belt and is worn with or without that.
Cut-offs are homemade shorts made by cutting the legs off trousers, typically jeans, above the knee. The cut is not finished and the fabric is left to fray. Originally a practical use of trousers whose knees have worn through, they are now a type of shorts in their own right.
Hotpants: commonly known as "short shorts" are primarily worn by young, hot, women. These are short, tight shorts, usually made out of cotton, nylon, or some other common material. They are meant to emphasize the buttocks and the legs.
"Skorts" are shorts that have a piece of fabric in front so that from the front it resembles a skirt. It is a contraction of "skirt" and "short".

A half pant worn on the waist having length up or above the knees, generally worn by children and also by adults.
.short pants: trousers that end at or above the knee
.drawers: underpants worn by men
Shorts are a garment worn by both men and women over their pelvic area and the upper part of the upper legs or more, but not the entire length of the leg.

Some other terms

Some more terms:

a weave in which the warp yarns are arranged in pairs with one twisted around the other between picks of feeling yarn as in marquisette. This type of weave gives firmness and strength to an...
Literally a color description given to yellow-brown, earth/dust tones or greenish tinged shades, the term khaki has also evolved to define a strong cloth made of cotton, worsted or linen yarns and...
A term used to describe a fabric that burns very slowly, or has the ability to self-extinguish upon the removal of an external flame. Flame Retardant - A chemical applied to a fabric, or incorporated...
A band (q.v.) that runs with clearly defined edges and that differs in appearance from the adjacent normal fabric. (It may be shady and may or may not run parallel with the picks). Bar is a general...
Hydrocarbon solvent distilled from petroleum. Flammable. An inexpensive paint thinner that cleans brushes, thins paint, cleans furniture, and removes wax. CAS 8052-41-3. Slower evaporating and oilier...

Companies for Shorts:


If you manufacture, distribute or otherwise deal in Shorts, please fill your company details below so that we can list our company for FREE!

Add a definition

Add a definition for a textile term that you know about! Send us an email & tell us:
  • The term you want to define
  • Its definition in 500 words or less
  • Attach an image if necessary.
  • Optionally, tell us about yourself in 200 words or less!

(s) 2019 TextileGlossary.com Some rights reserved. • Sitemap