Perhaps merkin awareness is growing as more actors are mentioning their unmentionables.
A word belonging to the same squeamish, affected family as unmentionables, inexpressibles, &c.
He clutched at Lin's unmentionables as he hung head downward.
His gloves were white, his unmentionables were white, and so was his waistcoat.
Well, unmentionables, my dear—I thought I should have died with laughter.
His vest was scarlet; his unmentionables drab kerseymere, to which jockey-boots were added.
So Edith sidled out of the room without looking around at her protege, while Star pulled on her unmentionables.
You didn't make as much disturbance as a mouse in a pair of lady's unmentionables.
The knees of the unmentionables, and the elbows of the coat, and the seams generally, soon began to get alarmingly white.
Then came the turn of my unmentionables, then of my stockings, and so on.
Underwear; undergarments: required to don upper and lower unmentionables (1910+)