- drawers or shorts worn under outer clothing, usually next to the skin.
Origin of underpants
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Examples from the Web for underpants
Later in the day, it was alleged that the child was wearing her sundress, but that her underpants were missing.The Woody Allen Allegations: Not So Fast
Robert B. Weide
January 27, 2014
I recently heard a political commentator mock Mormons for the underpants some wear under their clothing.Democrats Have Bigger Anti-Mormon Problem in Election Than GOP Has
April 23, 2012
Leno held up a video of the would-be Weiner dancing in his underpants for the audience to see.
David Letterman introduced a new segment called "What's in Anthony Weiner's Underpants?"
Game six saw her jump up on the bed, remove her underpants, and do a little dance before sitting back down.My $16 Videogame Striptease
October 14, 2010
She snuck up behind him and dropped a handful of gravel down the gap of his pants and into his underpants.Someone Comes to Town, Someone Leaves Town
In underpants, she went into the small bathroom, washed cosmetics from her face and brushed down her thick, short hair.Rebels of the Red Planet
Charles Louis Fontenay
- a man's undergarment covering the body from the waist or hips to the top of the thighs or kneesOften shortened to: pants
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Word Origin and History for underpants
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