underdress

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verb un·der·dress \ˌən-dər-ˈdres\

Definition of underdress

  1. intransitive verb
  2. :  to dress in overly or inappropriately simple or informal clothing

  3. transitive verb
  4. :  to dress (as oneself) more simply or informally than is appropriate

Examples of underdress in a sentence

  1. I don't want to underdress for the party.

Circa 1784

First Known Use of underdress

circa 1784


UNDERDRESS Defined for English Language Learners

underdress

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verb un·der·dress \ˌən-dər-ˈdres\

Definition of underdress for English Language Learners

  • : to dress in clothes that are too informal or not warm enough for an occasion


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