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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. 2017.
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  • The crusene was a fur coat, while the serc or smoc seems to have been an undergarment and probably sleeveless.

  • His wardrobe, always grand, underwent revision in the undergarment line.

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

    Clothing and Health Helen Kinne
  • An undergarment of fine linen was girded at the waist by a broad belt of inlaid or embossed bronze work.

  • Basil obeyed, revealing an undergarment that was still more foul.

    Red Eve H. Rider Haggard
  • The Korean bathing habits are like those of the medieval anchorite, and an undergarment, once donned, is lost to memory.

  • Grass is the nap of the fields; it is the undergarment of the hills.

    Under the Maples John Burroughs
  • During the late 1870s a new style of undergarment, the “combination” of chemise and drawers, had come into use.

British Dictionary definitions for undergarment


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