underarm

adjective
un·der·arm | \ˈən-dər-ˈärm \

Definition of underarm 

(Entry 1 of 3)

1 British : underhand sense 3

2 : placed under or on the underside of the arm underarm seams

underarm

adverb
un·der·arm | \ˌən-dər-ˈärm \

Definition of underarm (Entry 2 of 3)

underarm

noun
un·der·arm | \ˈən-dər-ˌärm \

Definition of underarm (Entry 3 of 3)

2 : the part of a garment that covers the underside of the arm

Examples of underarm in a Sentence

Adverb

He threw the ball underarm.

Recent Examples on the Web: Adjective

Another in-office option is MiraDry, a device that uses energy to destroy sweat glands after the patient's underarm area is numbed. Marci Robin, Allure, "The FDA Has Approved Qbrexza Cloths to Treat Excessive Underarm Sweating," 2 July 2018 The Food and Drug Administration has approved a topical wipe that can help curtail excessive underarm sweating, the company behind the product announced Friday. Jamie Ducharme, Time, "The FDA Approved a Topical Treatment for Excessive Underarm Sweating," 30 June 2018 Typically, when clinical-strength antiperspirants aren't enough to minimize underarm sweat, the next-step treatments have been limited, expensive, and sometimes uncomfortable. Marci Robin, Allure, "The FDA Has Approved Qbrexza Cloths to Treat Excessive Underarm Sweating," 2 July 2018 The same goes with certain bras and tops, either in the band (of bras) or in the underarm area. Louise Green, SELF, "5 Tips for Avoiding Inner-Thigh Chafing This Summer," 5 July 2018 The Food and Drug Administration approved Qbrexza for excessive underarm sweating and will be available in October. Washington Post, "FDA OKs first drug made to reduce excessive sweating," 30 June 2018 The ball boys and girls whip balls with a knee-bending, underarm motion, like bowlers or players of Skee-Ball. John Branch, New York Times, "At the U.S. Open, Ball Boys and Girls Now Must Roll, Not Throw," 21 June 2018 First-time customers can get a free eyebrow, underarm or bikini-line wax for ladies. Doreen Christensen, Sun-Sentinel.com, "Free waxing service for men and women at European Wax Center," 19 June 2018 It’s as simple as using an antiperspirant like Recipe for Men’s to combat funky smells and underarm sweat in one. Adam Hurly, GQ, "The GQ Grooming Guide for College Graduates," 17 May 2018

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

My dresser drawers became filled with supplements, like turmeric and zinc; special soaps; tea tree oil; and disposable sweat pads for when my underarms were open wounds and draining fluid and pus. Allyson Byers, SELF, "I Have a Rare, Chronic Skin Condition, and I Went to Questionable Lengths Looking for a Cure," 1 June 2018 My chest is still day-one tanned, but my boobs, underarms, and tummy are as pale as the day I was born. Georgia Murray, refinery29.com, "I'm A Tanning Virgin — Can The King Of Tan Convert Me?," 27 June 2018 The ad campaign launched this week with a new video and stunning images by photographer Ashley Armitage showing women proudly displaying the hair in their underarms, on their legs, below their navels, and between their eyebrows. Avery Matera, Teen Vogue, "Billie’s New Razor Campaign Shows Off Body Hair," 29 June 2018 Directed and shot by photographer Ashley Armitage, Project Body Hair showcases beautiful images of women with hair, well, everywhere: underarms, legs, happy trails, toes, the mons pubis. Samantha Sasso, refinery29.com, "This $9 Razor Brand Is Changing The Way We Talk About Body Hair," 26 June 2018 At that point, the disease had spread from my underarms to my groin area. Allyson Byers, SELF, "I Have a Rare, Chronic Skin Condition, and I Went to Questionable Lengths Looking for a Cure," 1 June 2018 The dress code only explicitly bans bandanas, sagging pants, and tank-style shirts exposing underarms. Noelle Devoe, Seventeen, "This School Dress Coded 25 Girls at Once on the Last Week of School in 90-Degree Heat," 16 June 2015 While most of my favorite crossover midlayers in the past have used 100 percent synthetic materials, the Deployment uses blended merino wool on the back and underarms, which lends it more breathability while maintaining its insulating power. Joe Jackson, Outside Online, "Tested: The Best Versatile Midlayers," 25 Apr. 2018 Garment Guards attach to the underarms of your dress and absorb moisture ($12 at nordstrom.com). Lauren Levy, The Cut, "The Everything Guide to Staying Cool at a Summer Wedding," 12 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of underarm

Adjective

1816, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Adverb

circa 1909, in the meaning defined above

Noun

1923, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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underarm

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of underarm

: placed on or along the armpit

underarm

noun
un·der·arm | \ˈən-dər-ˌärm \

Kids Definition of underarm

: armpit

underarm

noun
un·der·arm | \ˈən-dər-ˌärm \

Medical Definition of underarm 

: armpit

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