underwear

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From under- +‎ wear. Compare Dutch ondergoed, German Unterwäsche, Swedish underkläder.

Pronunciation[edit]

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Noun[edit]

underwear (usually uncountable, plural underwears)

  1. Clothes worn next to the skin, underneath outer clothing.
    • 2006, Toni L. Meilleur, Tournament of Fire
      “A thong,” she answered him breathlessly. Now completely turned on by the fact that his man was sniffing her underwear and grinning like a tiger that took down its prey. That is if tigers could smile and still look sexy.
  2. Underpants (boxers, briefs, panties, etc) and bras.

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