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underdress

[verb uhn-der-dres; noun uhn-der-dres] /verb ˌʌn dərˈdrɛs; noun ˈʌn dərˌdrɛs/
verb (used without object), underdressed or underdrest, underdressing.
1.
to clothe oneself less completely or formally than is usual or fitting for the circumstances.
noun
2.
garments worn beneath others; underclothes.
3.
a slip, petticoat, or other underskirt, especially one designed to be seen when worn, as beneath a redingote.
Origin of underdress
1775-1785
First recorded in 1775-85; under- + dress
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