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step-in

[step-in]
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adjective
  1. (of garments, shoes, etc.) put on by being stepped into.
noun
  1. step-ins, panties, especially bias-cut panties with wide legs worn by women in the 1920s and 1930s.
  2. any step-in garment.

Origin of step-in

First recorded in 1920–25; adj., noun use of verb phrase step in
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  • Anno Domini 166, the deane of Exon dyed, and then it was his right to step-in next to the deanry.