pantihose

[pan-tee-hohz]

noun (used with a plural verb)


Nearby words

  1. panther fungus,
  2. panthera,
  3. panthéon,
  4. pantie,
  5. panties,
  6. pantile,
  7. pantisocracy,
  8. panto,
  9. panto-,
  10. pantofle

Origin of pantihose

1960–65; panty + hose, with i from the spelling of the plural form

pantyhose

or pan·ty hose, pant·i·hose

[pan-tee-hohz]

noun

(used with a plural verb) a one-piece, skintight garment worn by women, combining panties and stockings.

Origin of pantyhose

First recorded in 1960–65

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British Dictionary definitions for pantihose

pantihose

pl n

mainly US a variant spelling of pantyhose

pantyhose

noun

US, Canadian and NZ a one-piece clinging garment covering the body from the waist to the feet, worn by women in place of stockingsAlso called: pantihose, (esp Brit) tights

Word Origin for pantyhose

C20: from panties + hose ²

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Word Origin and History for pantihose

pantyhose

n.

1963; see panties + hose (n.).

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