trolleys

n pl
British
underpants. A fairly rare public-school expression. It is of uncertain origin but may be related to the archaic 'trolley-bobs', a nursery version of trousers. (In her diary entry for 8 January 1934, Bar-bara Pym mentions buying trollies at Marks and Spencers.)

Contemporary slang . 2014.

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