What Makes Up the Name: jeans + shorts
I would have put jeggings as the primary on this one, but I'm so sick of jeggings. Let's get back to the classics: jorts. Now, to be clear here, some people think jorts are cut-off jean shorts and that's technically true and I own several pairs of those, but because of the negative connotation often associated with the term jorts I prefer to think of them as the baggy, below the knee, terrible kind. It's a way of protecting my fragile ego while still showing off my magnificent legs.
Origin: While jorts have been around since denim was invented, the real watershed for the term jorts came in 2010 when it first appeared in the NYT and countless other fashion commentaries, almost universally derogatorily.See Also: jeggings, jirt