[ uhn-der-pants ]
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noun(used with a plural verb)
  1. drawers or shorts worn under outer clothing, usually next to the skin.

Origin of underpants

First recorded in 1920–25; under- + pants

Words Nearby underpants

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How to use underpants in a sentence

  • She snuck up behind him and dropped a handful of gravel down the gap of his pants and into his underpants.

  • In underpants, she went into the small bathroom, washed cosmetics from her face and brushed down her thick, short hair.

    Rebels of the Red Planet | Charles Louis Fontenay

British Dictionary definitions for underpants


/ (ˈʌndəˌpænts) /

pl n
  1. a man's undergarment covering the body from the waist or hips to the top of the thighs or knees: Often shortened to: pants

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