plural noun

un·​der·​clothes ˈən-dər-ˌklō(t͟h)z How to pronounce underclothes (audio)

Examples of underclothes in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Bins and baskets allow quick, out-of-the-way storage for grab-and-go items like socks and underclothes. Caitlin Sole, Better Homes & Gardens, 12 Sep. 2022 Ono remained silent as audience members cut small scraps, larger pieces and, eventually, parts of her underclothes. Washington Post, 16 Mar. 2022

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Word History

First Known Use

1835, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of underclothes was in 1835

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“Underclothes.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/underclothes. Accessed 24 Feb. 2024.

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noun plural
un·​der·​clothes ˈən-dər-ˌklō(t͟h)z How to pronounce underclothes (audio)

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