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tighty-whities

[ tahy-tee-hwahy-teez, wahy-teez ]
/ ˈtaɪ ti-ˈʰwaɪ tiz, ˈwaɪ tiz /
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plural noun Slang.

men’s white, close-fitting underpants or briefs.

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Origin of tighty-whities

First recorded in 1990–95; tight + -y2 + whit(e) + -y2 + -s3
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