panties

[pan-teez]
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Also pantie, panty.

Origin of panties

1835–45, Americanism; plural of panty

pantie

[pan-tee]
noun
  1. panties.

Origin of pantie

variant of panty

panty

[pan-tee]
noun, plural pant·ies.
  1. panties.

Origin of panty

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British Dictionary definitions for panties

panties

pl n
  1. a pair of women's or children's underpants
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Word Origin and History for panties
n.

1845, "drawers for men" (derogatory), diminutive of pants; meaning "underpants for women or children" first recorded 1908. Panty raid first attested 1952.

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