panty·​hose | \ ˈpan-tē-ˌhōz How to pronounce pantyhose (audio) \
variants: or panty hose

Definition of pantyhose

: a one-piece undergarment for women that consists of hosiery made with a panty-style top usually plural in constructionSpilt ends are like rips in pantyhose: they work their way from the bottom up.— Erin Chan

Examples of pantyhose in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web It can be assumed that Meghan has been asking him questions related to royal fashion etiquette, which dictates what royal women must wear, such as panty hose and modest hemlines. Amanda Arnold, The Cut, "Prince Harry Apparently Likes Giving Meghan Markle Fashion Tips," 11 June 2018 Her legs were the hands of the clock in a memorable David Bailey commercial for Pretty Polly panty hose. Phoebe Eaton, Harper's BAZAAR, "L'Wren Scott Rocks," 23 Mar. 2011 And will someone please tell me why panty hose still exists? Jane Larkworthy, The Cut, "The Entrepreneur Who’s Constantly Reinventing the Beauty Game," 28 Mar. 2018 Theft, SOM Center Road: A Cleveland woman, 52, was charged with theft March 4 after she was suspected of stealing a pair of panty hose from Target. Andy Attina /,, "Woman charged with theft suspected to be victim of a scam: Mayfield Heights Police Blotter," 14 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of pantyhose

1959, in the meaning defined above

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“Pantyhose.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 19 January 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of pantyhose

US : clothing for women made of thin material that fits closely over the feet and legs and goes up to the waist

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to insert between existing elements

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