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underwear

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noun un·der·wear \ˈən-dər-ˌwer\

Simple Definition of underwear

  • : clothing that is worn next to your skin and under other clothing

Full Definition of underwear

  1. :  clothing or an article of clothing worn next to the skin and under other clothing

Examples of underwear

  1. <underwear has got to be the most boring thing that one could ever receive as a birthday present!>



1870

First Known Use of underwear

1870

Rhymes with underwear



UNDERWEAR Defined for Kids

underwear

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noun un·der·wear \ˈən-dər-ˌwer\

Definition of underwear

  1. :  clothing worn next to the skin and under other clothing





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