panty raid


: a raid on a women's dormitory by college men usually to obtain panties as trophies

Examples of panty raid in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web An end to pornography, sophistry, and panty raids 📱 Torn between the latest phones? Wired, 3 Oct. 2019 In the end, the panty raids in Visalia, the shooting of Claude Snelling, the rapes and double murder in Sacramento, the homicides in Santa Barbara and beyond, had finally congealed into a single case. Tribune News Service,, 23 June 2019

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Word History

First Known Use

1946, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of panty raid was in 1946

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“Panty raid.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Jun. 2024.

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