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underthings

[uhn-der-thingz] /ˈʌn dərˌθɪŋz/
plural noun
1.
women's underclothes.
Origin of underthings
1840-1850
1840-50; under- + things
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  • Her dress was not yet on, but her underthings were fully as elaborate and shimmering as any gown could hope to be.

    Linda Condon Joseph Hergesheimer
  • There are her underthings—soft, frivolous, much-beribboned chemises, camisoles and petticoats.

    Book of Etiquette Lillian Eichler
British Dictionary definitions for underthings

underthings

/ˈʌndəˌθɪŋz/
plural noun
1.
girls' or women's underwear
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