camiknickers

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

The term was coined in the 1920s when camiknickers were introduced as a briefer garment than combinations. It is derived from camisole and knickers, effectively joining those two garments together as one. The garment re-appeared in the lingerie market in the 1990s under the name teddy or body.

Noun[edit]

camiknickers (plural only)

  1. (dated) A women's undergarment covering the torso, worn for example under short dresses or slacks.

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