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

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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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