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[uhn-der-drawrz] /ˈʌn dərˌdrɔrz/
noun, (used with a plural verb)
an undergarment for the lower part of the body, typically covering at least part of the legs.
Compare drawer (def 2).
Origin of underdrawers
1825-35; under- + drawers Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
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  • While in bed put on stockings, slippers, bath robe (and underdrawers or flannel petticoat in winter).

  • Three pair o them underdrawers, Deliaan not a break in one of em!

  • The American troops swarmed out in their underdrawers and cartridge belts, and that surprise party turned right about face.

    A Woman's Impression of the Philippines Mary H. (Mary Helen) Fee
  • He looked as though one gentle shove might send him yodeling down Market Street in his underdrawers.

    PRoblem Alan Edward Nourse
  • Madame Putois had begun the basket that Gervaise had brought to her filled with towels, wrappers, cuffs and underdrawers.

    L'Assommoir Emile Zola
  • Men's shirts were five sous, women's underdrawers four sous, pillow-cases a sou and a half, and aprons one sou.

    L'Assommoir Emile Zola

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