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noun British.
  1. an undershirt.
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Origin of undervest

First recorded in 1805–15; under- + vest
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Examples from the Web for undervest

Historical Examples

  • Her remonstrances were fruitless; and she followed the girl, fastening her undervest as she hurried along in the rear.

    Sentimental Education, Volume II

    Gustave Flaubert

  • "I have my own identification disc," said the lad hotly, and then he bit his lips as he groped between his shirt and undervest.

  • Mention their ages, or take up a few old sample stockings and an undervest with you.

  • A tunic of dark velvet, fur bound and girt with a belt of finest Moorish steel, was relieved by an undervest of deepest crimson.

    Under the Witches' Moon

    Nathan Gallizier

British Dictionary definitions for undervest


  1. British another name for vest (def. 1)
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