tap pants

plural noun

Definition of tap pants

: a loose-fitting woman's undergarment of a style similar to shorts formerly worn for tap dancing

Examples of tap pants in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Then tap pants, looking like silky short shorts, ruled the underwear world until the 1940s and ’50s. Shira Feder, Vox, "The rise of granny panties," 5 June 2019

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First Known Use of tap pants

1977, in the meaning defined above

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“Tap pants.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tap%20pants. Accessed 4 Aug. 2020.

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