un·​der·​gar·​ment | \ ˌən-dər-ˌgär-mənt How to pronounce undergarment (audio) \

Definition of undergarment

: a garment to be worn under another

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Women made undergarments from wrestlers’ satbas to increase their chances of bearing sons, or put satbas near their beds to improve fertility. John Leland, New York Times, "Mr. Kim’s Lonely Fight to Preserve a Korean Tradition," 30 Aug. 2019 The rapper's attorney filed applications to trademark the term in March to use it on paper goods, like cups and posters, and clothing, like T-shirts and undergarments. Carma Hassan, CNN, "Cardi B wanted to trade mark 'Okurrr.' The patent office said 'uh uh'," 1 July 2019 A day after a new line of slimming undergarments called Kimono Solutionwear was announced, some Japanese people expressed their displeasure with the reality star’s use of the word kimono to sell her latest product. Washington Post, "‘This is blasphemy against Japanese culture’: Kim Kardashian’s new ‘Kimono’ shapewear sparks outrage in Japan," 26 June 2019 Officers also found boy’s underwear displayed on the walls and other children’s undergarments on the floor, according to an arrest affidavit. Sam Tabachnik, The Denver Post, "Second brother in Englewood child pornography case sentenced to decades in prison," 26 July 2019 These undergarments only emerged during the colonial era due to British notions of propriety. Meara Sharma, Vogue, "Why I Am Taking the Sari Back to the Street," 30 Apr. 2019 Ana Luiza de Souza, 20, works at the Faja Fit kiosk, which sells undergarments at Coral Ridge Mall. Andrew Boryga, sun-sentinel.com, "A day in the life without water: Relief now, but it was brutal," 19 July 2019 Always have on hand: cleansing wipes, sanitizer, small trash bag, water bottle, protein bar/drink/snack, hard candy, and extra undergarments. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Ask Veronica — How to keep appointments and paperwork from wearing you down," 21 June 2019 Karolina Laskowska, director of The Underpinnings Museum, an online museum dedicated to undergarments, wrote in an email that from the 19th century to the 1910s, long crotchless underwear were the go-to for women. Shira Feder, Vox, "The rise of granny panties," 5 June 2019

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First Known Use of undergarment

1530, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of undergarment

somewhat old-fashioned : a piece of underwear


un·​der·​gar·​ment | \ ˈən-dər-ˌgär-mənt How to pronounce undergarment (audio) \

Kids Definition of undergarment

: a garment to be worn under another

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