[uhn-der-klohz, -klohth z]
Origin of underclothes
Also called un·der·cloth·ing [uhn-der-kloh-th ing] /ˈʌn dərˌkloʊ ðɪŋ/.
- clothing worn next to the skin under outer clothes.
Origin of underwear
Also called underclothes, underclothing.
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Examples from the Web for underclothing
From him I learned the address of “the coloured lady” who had my underclothing.Memoirs
Charles Godfrey Leland
Her dress was very ragged, but her underclothing bore the stamp of some institution.Daybreak
Florence A. Sitwell
His underclothing separated from his flesh with a wrench which made him shiver.The Dead Command
Vicente Blasco Ibez
He was provided with some flannel shirts and other underclothing.Condemned as a Nihilist
George Alfred Henty
Never, if at all possible, allow the underclothing to dry on the body.Manual of Military Training
James A. Moss
- a variant of underwear Also called: underclothing
- clothing worn under the outer garments, usually next to the skinAlso called: underclothes
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Word Origin and History for underclothing
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