underdress

verb un·der·dress \ ˌən-dər-ˈdres \

Definition of underdress

underdressed; underdressing; underdresses
transitive + intransitive
: to dress in overly or inappropriately simple or informal clothing

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First Known Use of underdress

circa 1784

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underdress

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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