underclothes

[ uhn-der-klohz, -klohth z ]
/ ˈʌn dərˌkloʊz, -ˌkloʊðz /

noun (used with a plural verb)

clothes worn under outer clothes.

Origin of underclothes

First recorded in 1825–35; under- + clothes
Also called un·der·cloth·ing [uhn-der-kloh-th ing] /ˈʌn dərˌkloʊ ðɪŋ/.

Definition for underclothing (2 of 2)

underwear

[ uhn-der-wair ]
/ ˈʌn dərˌwɛər /

noun

clothing worn next to the skin under outer clothes.

Origin of underwear

First recorded in 1870–75; under- + wear
Also called underclothes, underclothing.
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British Dictionary definitions for underclothing (1 of 2)

underclothes

/ (ˈʌndəˌkləʊðz) /

pl n

a variant of underwear Also called: underclothing

British Dictionary definitions for underclothing (2 of 2)

underwear

/ (ˈʌndəˌwɛə) /

noun

clothing worn under the outer garments, usually next to the skinAlso called: underclothes
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