plural noun
scant·​ies | \ ˈskan-tēz How to pronounce scanties (audio) \

Definition of scanties

: abbreviated panties for women

Examples of scanties in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Think twice before throwing your scanties to the wind in Morocco, Grenada, Bahrain or Belarus. Maureen O'hare, CNN, 22 Apr. 2021

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First Known Use of scanties

1929, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for scanties

blend of scant entry 1 and panties

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1 May 2021

Cite this Entry

“Scanties.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Jun. 2021.

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