- underwear, especially women's underwear.
- the legs.
Origin of underpinning
verb (used with object), un·der·pinned, un·der·pin·ning.
Origin of underpin
Related Words for underpinningsupport, base, ground, basis, foundation, groundwork, reinforcement, substructure
Examples from the Web for underpinning
Contemporary Examples of underpinning
Diversity of thought, religion, ideology and freedom of expression is the underpinning of our democracy.Does ‘Ebony’ Magazine Condone Bigotry?
March 28, 2014
There has been a substantial loss of oil revenues, the underpinning of their economy.Iran, Try Peace or Get War
Leslie H. Gelb
September 24, 2013
Underpinning every page is a sense of the historian ruefully shaking his head over the power of memory.How Do You Write About the Holocaust?
May 5, 2013
Historical Examples of underpinning
Of all the generation of rogues, he was least fitted to barter away his underpinning.Dwellers in the Hills
Melville Davisson Post
If your underpinning is all right it is not difficult to be straight above.
After its underpinning in 1888 a thorough repair of it was undertaken.
For the moment he fancied that he would jerk bodily from off his underpinning.The Day's Work, Volume 1
The Cat, or Sow, was in constant use for mining and underpinning walls.British Castles
Charles H. Ashdown