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[ uhn-der-wair ]


  1. clothing worn worn next to the skin under outer clothes.


/ ˈʌndəˌwɛə /


  1. clothing worn under the outer garments, usually next to the skin Also calledunderclothes

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Word History and Origins

Origin of underwear1

First recorded in 1870–75; under- + wear

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Example Sentences

More than 6,500 pairs of underwear have been given across different countries.

Amazon is still not a high-end fashion destination, but it is absolutely a place where a majority of Americans are willing to buy footwear, casual clothing, or basics like underwear and socks.

From Vox

I came across a site where men buy used underwear, so I started selling my “used” underwear.

From Ozy

By building a value brand with a bold commitment to community, I see a future where Parade is the go-to underwear brand for all women.

From Fortune

Thinx, which sells period underwear, used text messaging to promote its 30% off sale in August.

From Digiday

In Brazil people color code their underwear according to their needs.

Industry experts claim an increase in awareness amongst men when it comes to styles, design, and price regarding their underwear.

Two and a half years ago this was just a sock, underwear and a lounge kind of company.

The promo featured several stunning women in their underwear.

According to WBAL, investigators were looking for a cell phone and pink underwear that had been described by the victim.

You're not planning to watch the thermometer and keep him changing underwear accordingly?

And, dear, I know how you hate heavy underwear, but pneumonia is so prevalent.

She applied at an underwear factory which constantly advertises, in an East Side Jewish paper, for operatives.

Laundering two sets of underwear and one white waist a week cost 60 cents.

She still worked in the underwear factory, although she was not entirely self-supporting.


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