un·​der·​cloth·​ing ˈən-dər-ˌklō-t͟hiŋ How to pronounce underclothing (audio)

Examples of underclothing in a Sentence

he changes his underclothing every day
Recent Examples on the Web When found the body was clad only in the underclothing, stockings and black satin high-heeled slippers. San Diego Union-Tribune, 17 Jan. 2023 The patient’s underclothing with pinkish discoloration in the elastic band regions. Seriously Science, Discover Magazine, 17 Sep. 2013 La Corte also had to construct temple garments, the white underclothing worn by adult Latter-day Saints after they are endowed in the temple. Meredith Blakestaff Writer, Los Angeles Times, 5 May 2022 The book also profiles follies that never reached the market: anti-gravitation underclothing designed to keep wearers aloft and telegraph mechanisms that relied on snails slithering around zinc bowls to tap out letters. New York Times, 21 Apr. 2022 More and more, the church has been drawing back the curtain on its temple ceremonies and the underclothing donned by devout members. David Noyce, The Salt Lake Tribune, 22 July 2021 The study suggests research for winter clothing: underclothing that will not readily absorb water, garments that will hold quantities of air in extremely small bubbles, and quilted clothes made of a batting of chicken feathers and cotton. Scientific American, 23 Apr. 2020 At the jail, a bag of marijuana was found in his underclothing, according to the report. Jennifer James, Houston Chronicle, 27 Nov. 2019 Over in the men’s department John Augustine of Chicago was checking out shirts and underclothing. Kathy Routliffe, chicagotribune.com, 13 July 2018

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Word History

First Known Use

1804, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of underclothing was in 1804

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“Underclothing.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/underclothing. Accessed 21 Apr. 2024.

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