noun (used with a plural verb)

an undergarment for the lower part of the body, typically covering at least part of the legs.Compare drawer(def 2).

Origin of underdrawers

1825–35; under- + drawers
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Examples from the Web for underdrawers

Historical Examples of underdrawers

  • Three pair o them underdrawers, Deliaan not a break in one of em!

  • While in bed put on stockings, slippers, bath robe (and underdrawers or flannel petticoat in winter).

  • He looked as though one gentle shove might send him yodeling down Market Street in his underdrawers.


    Alan Edward Nourse

  • The American troops swarmed out in their underdrawers and cartridge belts, and that surprise party turned right about face.

  • Madame Putois had begun the basket that Gervaise had brought to her filled with towels, wrappers, cuffs and underdrawers.


    Emile Zola