Usage note
This word is often used in the plural in senses 1) and 2).
calzón(
kahl
-
sohn
)
masculine noun
1. (men's underwear) (Latin America) 
a. boxers (loose fit) (United States) 
Tu calzón y tus medias huelen mal.Your boxers and your socks smell bad.
b. briefs (tight fit) (United States) 
Este calzón está gastado y tiene agujeros.These briefs are worn-out and have holes in them.
c. pants (United Kingdom) 
Andrés se quitó el calzón y entró en la ducha.Andres took off his pants and entered the shower.
2. (women's underwear) 
a. panties (United States) 
Verónica tenía puesto corpiño y calzón rojos.Veronica was wearing a red bra and red panties.
b. knickers (United Kingdom) 
Lavé mis calzones y faldas en la lavadora.I washed my knickers and skirts in the washing machine.
3. (short pants) (Spain) 
a. shorts 
Hacía calor y Manuel tenía puesto un calzón y sandalias.It was hot and Manuel was wearing shorts and sandals.
calzón
Noun
1. (sports) (Spain) 
a. shorts 
2. (bragas) () 
a. panties 
b. knickers (United Kingdom) 
calzonespanties knickers
calzón
1 (España) (pantalón corto) shorts
plural
; (p)
amarrarse los calzones to act resolutely
hablar a calzón quitado (hablar claro) to call a spade a spade; speak openly o frankly; (sin parar) to talk without stopping
ponerse los calzones to wear the trousers
tener (muchos) calzones (México) to be tough
calzón de baño bathing trunks
plural
; (p)
2 (Latinoamérica) (ropa interior) [de mujer] pants
plural
; (p)
knickers
plural
; (p)
panties
plural
; (p) especialmente (EEUU)
[de hombre] underpants; pants; shorts; (EEUU)
3 (Latinoamérica) [de bebé]
calzón desechable disposable nappy
calzón de vinilo plastic pants
4
calzones rotos (S. Cone) (Culin) doughnuts; donuts; (EEUU)
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