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underclothes

[ uhn-der-klohz, -klohthz ]
/ ˈʌn dərˌkloʊz, -ˌkloʊðz /
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noun (used with a plural verb)

clothes worn under outer clothes.

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Also called un·der·cloth·ing [uhn-der-kloh-thing]. /ˈʌn dərˌkloʊ ðɪŋ/.

Origin of underclothes

First recorded in 1825–35; under- + clothes
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British Dictionary definitions for underclothes

underclothes
/ (ˈʌndəˌkləʊðz) /

pl n

a variant of underwear Also called: underclothing
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