[uhn-der-gahr-muh nt]


an article of underwear.

Origin of undergarment

First recorded in 1520–30; under- + garment
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Contemporary Examples of undergarment

Historical Examples of undergarment

  • Then it seemed to her startlingly inadequate even as an undergarment.

    The Branding Iron

    Katharine Newlin Burt

  • His wardrobe, always grand, underwent revision in the undergarment line.

    Ask Momma

    R. S. Surtees

  • Mother will surely have a tablecloth or an undergarment or an apron which needs a patch.

  • Basil obeyed, revealing an undergarment that was still more foul.

    Red Eve

    H. Rider Haggard

  • Grass is the nap of the fields; it is the undergarment of the hills.

    Under the Maples

    John Burroughs

British Dictionary definitions for undergarment



any garment worn under the visible outer clothes, usually next to the skin
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