Singaporean Mandarin Database

This database contains a collection of Mandarin terms which have cultural, historical or sentimental value unique to Singapore. These terms may be used by Singaporeans in the past or at present. Some of the terms are read in print while others are used in our everyday conversations.

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bermuda shorts

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名词

一种短裤。裤管下端在膝盖左右,裤口较窄。英语“bermuda shorts”的音译兼意译。

DEFINITION

Noun

A type of shorts which is knee-length and usually narrow at the leg opening. The term is the transliteration and paraphrase of the English term “bermuda shorts”.

由来

  • 这类长至膝盖的裤子在20世纪初期盛行,当时英国官员被派到热带国家,因为炎热的天气,便将卡其裤剪短。一些驻在百慕达的英国人员则请岛上的裁缝师修短他们的长裤。
  • 百慕达岛上的裁缝师将这些修短的裤子售卖给当地人,百慕达裤很快成为岛上的标志,故得此名。

ETYMOLOGY

  • This type of knee-length shorts was popular in the early twentieth century. At that time when British officials were sent to tropical countries, they cut their khaki pants short. Some British staff stationed in Bermuda also asked the local tailors to shorten their trousers.
  • The tailors in Bermuda sold these shorts to the locals and it quickly became a symbol of the island, hence they were named “bermuda shorts”.

例句

西海岸儿子涉误杀亲父一案今早续审,调查警察庭上揭露,被告的Polo衫和百慕达裤上残留父亲的血迹。(《联合晚报》,10/10/2016)

SAMPLE SENTENCE

The trial of a case where a son is charged with manslaughter of his father in West Coast continues this morning, with the police investigator revealing in Court that traces of blood of the father were found on the defendant’s Polo shirt and bermuda shorts.(Lianhe Wanbao,10/10/2016)

其他地区用语

百慕大短裤(大陆)

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