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[uhn-der-gahr-muh nt] /ˈʌn dərˌgɑr mənt/
an article of underwear.
Origin of undergarment
First recorded in 1520-30; under- + garment Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • Then it seemed to her startlingly inadequate even as an undergarment.

    The Branding Iron Katharine Newlin Burt
  • His wardrobe, always grand, underwent revision in the undergarment line.

    Ask Momma R. S. Surtees
  • Mother will surely have a tablecloth or an undergarment or an apron which needs a patch.

    Clothing and Health Helen Kinne
  • Basil obeyed, revealing an undergarment that was still more foul.

    Red Eve H. Rider Haggard
  • Grass is the nap of the fields; it is the undergarment of the hills.

    Under the Maples John Burroughs
  • If any one tears off your coat ask him kindly if he would not like the undergarment too?


    Peter Rosegger
  • They did, and I caught a glimpse of my undergarment as they came off, and clapped my hands on my knees.

  • Over this was worn the gown, which was slightly longer than the undergarment, and reached quite to the ground.

    Women of England, Volume 9 (of 10) Burleigh James Bartlett
  • The fashionable sleeves were tight to the elbow, and from there hanging and narrow, showing a sleeve belonging to an undergarment.

    English Costume

    Dion Clayton Calthrop
British Dictionary definitions for undergarment


any garment worn under the visible outer clothes, usually next to the skin
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