undergarment

noun

un·​der·​gar·​ment ˈən-dər-ˌgär-mənt How to pronounce undergarment (audio)
: a garment to be worn under another

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Meanwhile, Hadid, 25, went braless on the runway while sporting a sheer gold dress, leaving her black undergarment on display. Shafiq Najib, Peoplemag, 10 Sep. 2022 The undergarment was detested in the ’60s as a sign of patriarchal restriction. Liana Satenstein, Vogue, 23 Sep. 2022 Comfort comes first when bra shopping, and Amazon shoppers think these bralettes should be at the top of your undergarment wishlist. Isabel Garcia, Peoplemag, 9 Sep. 2022 Kardashian in 2019 founded Skims, an undergarment and apparel business which was valued at $3.2 billion after the company raised $240 million. Todd Spangler, Variety, 7 Sep. 2022 The last few years have brought change to the undergarment market, however. Gianluca Russo, refinery29.com, 16 Aug. 2022 In cedar applications, in particular, there’s one last important undergarment: a rain screen. Jon Gorey, BostonGlobe.com, 17 July 2022 As the ideal understated undergarment and a top-drawer essential, this combo is trend-proof and a classic for a reason. Laura Jackson, Vogue, 21 July 2022 She was likely stripped down to a shift-like undergarment before being plunged into the polluted water that travels through the nearby city of London. Katie Dancey-downs, Smithsonian Magazine, 19 July 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1530, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of undergarment was in 1530

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Cite this Entry

“Undergarment.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/undergarment. Accessed 27 Nov. 2022.

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undergarment

noun

un·​der·​gar·​ment ˈən-dər-ˌgär-mənt How to pronounce undergarment (audio)
: a garment to be worn under another

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