[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</p>
Florence A. Sitwell
His underclothing separated from his flesh with a wrench which made him shiver.The Dead Command</p>
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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