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under- +‎ thing


underthing (plural underthings)

  1. (chiefly in the plural) An undergarment.
    • 1928, D[avid] H[erbert] Lawrence, chapter XII, in Lady Chatterley’s Lover, authorized British edition, London: Martin Secker [], published February 1932 (May 1932 printing), OCLC 560928522:
      'Have you left your underthings off?' he asked her. 'Yes!' 'Ay, well, then I'll take my things off too.'
    • 1979, Lewis Yablonsky, The extra-sex factor: why over half of America's married men play around (page 64)
      My wife would never dare to buy an underthing that was anything but white or black. She thought you had to be a hooker to wear colors.