panty·​hose ˈpan-tē-ˌhōz How to pronounce pantyhose (audio)
variants or panty hose
: a usually sheer close-fitting one-piece undergarment that covers the body from the waist down and has a panty-style top
usually plural in construction
a pair of pantyhose
nude/black/tan pantyhose
Instead of exposing her bare legs, as she did routinely before her Windsor Castle wedding Saturday, [Meghan] Markle wore sheer pantyhose.Nadra Nittle
For events with a business formal dress code, pantyhose are usually appropriate when wearing a skirt or
… they're slightly more sheer than the … tights I typically wear, but not sheer enough to be obviously categorized as "pantyhose," despite their name.Hilary Reid

Word History

First Known Use

1959, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of pantyhose was in 1959

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“Pantyhose.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Apr. 2024.

Kids Definition

panty hose

noun plural
: a one-piece undergarment for women consisting of hosiery combined with panties

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