underthings

[ uhn-der-thingz ]
/ ˈʌn dərˌθɪŋz /

plural noun

women's underclothes.

Origin of underthings

1840–50; under- + things
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Examples from the Web for underthings

  • The idea that underthings can serve any other purpose besides a purely functional one, of course, is relatively new.

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

    Book of Etiquette|Lillian Eichler
  • 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

British Dictionary definitions for underthings

underthings
/ (ˈʌndəˌθɪŋz) /

pl n

girls' or women's underwear
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