underarm

adjective
un·​der·​arm | \ ˈən-dər-ˈärm How to pronounce underarm (audio) \

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 How to pronounce underarm (audio) \

Definition of underarm (Entry 2 of 3)

underarm

noun
un·​der·​arm | \ ˈən-dər-ˌärm How to pronounce underarm (audio) \

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 Cream deodorants are applied like lotions to the underarm skin. Grooming Playbook, The Salt Lake Tribune, 12 June 2022 The refreshing mint and eucalyptus scents serve to both mask body odor and soothe the skin in your underarm area. Grooming Playbook, The Salt Lake Tribune, 10 June 2022 Studies have shown that underarm skin actually absorbs very little aluminum—only about 0.01 percent. Jenna Rosenstein, Harper's BAZAAR, 11 May 2022 Some deodorants use cornstarch and baking soda to reduce sweat and wetness in the underarm area. Grooming Playbook, The Salt Lake Tribune, 25 May 2022 For one particular outing, Lipa posed in a purple-and-blue patterned leotard featuring chest and underarm cutouts. Chelsey Sanchez, Harper's BAZAAR, 19 May 2022 In addition, this 83-gram jacket features a smart construction: superfine mesh side and underarm panels serve up excellent breathability and minimizes heft, while silky, mini-ripstop nylon on the front and back provides windproofing and insulation. Outside Online, 22 Oct. 2020 The deodorant also balances the pH of the underarm area to restore moisture while reducing any cellular damage that can lead to fragile, flaky skin. Grooming Playbook, The Salt Lake Tribune, 10 May 2022 The deodorant itself was comfortable to wear and left underarm skin soft and smooth. The Salt Lake Tribune, 30 Mar. 2022 Recent Examples on the Web: Noun For maximum coverage, warm the deodorant before use by pressing it up into your underarm for a second or two, and once softened, liberally apply to be covered for the remainder of the day. The Salt Lake Tribune, 31 May 2022 Take the original sculpture away, and divide the silicone mold into smaller pieces for casting, finding the least conspicuous spots for cuts—an underarm, a neckline, a wrinkle in a uniform. Jeff Macgregor, Smithsonian Magazine, 23 May 2022 The deodorant and ingredients can then get into the underarm and pores properly and do their job. Grooming Playbook, The Salt Lake Tribune, 25 May 2022 Durable, weatherproof outerwear got more comfortable with the incorporation of the first underarm vents that could be opened and closed. Andrew Freeman, Outside Online, 21 May 2012 Aside from her singing performances, Charli was also featured in a sketch as a singing meatball growing out of cast member Sarah Sherman's underarm. Daniela Avila, PEOPLE.com, 17 Mar. 2022 Even on the first wear, there was no underarm or neckline chafing. Gabriela Aoun, Outside Online, 23 July 2021 The ailing Frenchwoman reverted to serving underarm, hoping to be able to finish the match rather than retire. John Pye, ajc, 19 Jan. 2022 Excessive underarm sweating not caused by another medical condition is referred to as primary axillary hyperhidrosis. Cathy Cassata, Health.com, 5 Nov. 2021 See More

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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.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/underarm. Accessed 3 Jul. 2022.

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underarm

noun
un·​der·​arm | \ ˈən-dər-ˌärm How to pronounce underarm (audio) \

Kids Definition of underarm

: armpit

underarm

noun
un·​der·​arm | \ ˈən-dər-ˌärm How to pronounce underarm (audio) \

Medical Definition of underarm

: armpit

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