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underthings

[uhn-der-thingz]
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plural noun
  1. women's underclothes.
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Origin of underthings

1840–50; under- + things
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  • Her dress was not yet on, but her underthings were fully as elaborate and shimmering as any gown could hope to be.

    Linda Condon

    Joseph Hergesheimer

  • There are her underthings—soft, frivolous, much-beribboned chemises, camisoles and petticoats.

    Book of Etiquette

    Lillian Eichler


British Dictionary definitions for underthings

underthings

pl n
  1. girls' or women's underwear
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