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underwear

[ uhn-der-wair ]
/ ˈʌn dərˌwɛər /
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noun

clothing worn next to the skin under outer clothes.

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Also called underclothes, underclothing.

Origin of underwear

First recorded in 1870–75; under- + wear
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British Dictionary definitions for underwear

underwear
/ (ˈʌndəˌwɛə) /

noun

clothing worn under the outer garments, usually next to the skinAlso called: underclothes
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