panty raid

noun

Definition of panty raid

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

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Recent Examples on the Web An end to pornography, sophistry, and panty raids 📱 Torn between the latest phones? Wired, "The Trans Women Reclaiming South Africa's Townships," 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, oregonlive.com, "The Man in the Window: Closing in on DeAngelo (Part Four)," 23 June 2019

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First Known Use of panty raid

1946, in the meaning defined above

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“Panty raid.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/panty%20raid. Accessed 10 Jul. 2020.

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