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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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 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. The Washington Post, The Mercury News, "KimOhNo: Kim Kardashian West’s new ‘Kimono’ shapewear sparks outrage in Japan," 27 June 2019 All the 54 looks were handled with sensitivity through a simple formula: Any bold item, such as a coat in zany monochrome gingham check, was paired with an unfussy black undergarment to perfectly toe the line between exuberance and elegance. Thomas Adamson And Colleen Barry, chicagotribune.com, "What (the runways say) guys will be wearing for summer 2020," 24 June 2019 At Boston Court Pasadena, four actresses walk onstage in beige bras and panties, then proceed to dress themselves in elaborate 18th century undergarments: black stockings, white corsets and hoop skirts. Margaret Gray, latimes.com, "Review: Boston Court Pasadena’s ‘Ladies’ presents a puzzle of female empowerment," 14 June 2019 Today, new innovations from long-standing intimate apparel brands, like Vanity Fair Lingerie, allow women to take on their days without ever being overshadowed by their undergarments. Vogue, "The True History of the Ultimate Wardrobe Essential—Your Bra," 11 Mar. 2019 Alas, the momentum kept building: Kirk Miller of Linder NYC used both the Spring 2018 and Spring 2019 runways to pair low-rise bottoms with visible bikini bottoms or undergarments. Anne T. Donahue, Glamour, "Low-Rise Jeans Are Coming Back—And That's OK," 18 Jan. 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) \

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: a garment to be worn under another

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