French knickers

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French knickers pl (plural only)

  1. (Britain) A type of full-fitting women's underwear.
    • 2004, Jess Cartner-Morley, "Present perfect", The Guardian, 3 Dec 04:
      For this reason, any woman would much, much rather receive a pair of silk French knickers trimmed with antique lace that require handwashing in Evian water and which she will never actually wear than the three-pack of tummy-control pants from M&S that she desperately needs.