Dictionary.com

tighty-whities

[ tahy-tee-hwahy-teez, wahy-teez ]
/ ˈtaɪ ti-ˈʰwaɪ tiz, ˈwaɪ tiz /
Save This Word!

plural noun Slang.
men’s white, close-fitting underpants or briefs.
QUIZ
GOOSES. GEESES. I WANT THIS QUIZ ON PLURAL NOUNS!
Test how much you really know about regular and irregular plural nouns with this quiz.
Question 1 of 9
Which of the following nouns has an irregular plural form?

Origin of tighty-whities

First recorded in 1990–95; tight + -y2 + whit(e) + -y2 + -s3
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2022

How to use tighty-whities in a sentence

FEEDBACK