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

Definition of undergarment

: a garment to be worn under another

Examples of undergarment in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The officer said the woman was in a dirty Depends undergarment. John Benson, cleveland, "Akron speeder in a hurry to get home: Seven Hills Police Blotter," 2 Sep. 2020 But more women in France — particularly those under 25 — are ditching the undergarment for reasons of comfort, prompted by the recent coronavirus measures, the Ifop institute found in a recent poll. Elian Peltier, New York Times, "Bare Breasts on French Beaches? You Can, Despite Police Warnings," 26 Aug. 2020 In its heyday, Victoria’s Secret was the top lingerie brand, dominating the industry with its army of glamorous models and provocative undergarments. Sally Bakewell, Bloomberg.com, "Victoria’s Secret Sells Control to Sycamore; Wexner Steps Down," 8 May 2020 Police searched the house and only found two instances of blood evidence: a minute spot on one of Lizzie's undergarments and a bucket of bloody cloths in the cellar washroom. Erin Moriarty, CBS News, ""Lizzie Borden took an axe" — or did she? What would a jury say today?," 28 Mar. 2020 If donning a corset—a functionally restrictive undergarment—signaled the transition to womanhood, then the lessons learned by little girls corseted them in figurative ways. Longreads, "“The Leaky Vessel”: On Lewis Carroll and the Perils of Being Female," 27 Mar. 2020 Wash all laundry in cold water except linens and undergarments. cleveland, "Take back some control of your life by finding little ways to save money: Money Matters," 22 Mar. 2020 Shop Now ThirdLove operates on one mission: Making undergarments for everybody. Bianca Nieves, Teen Vogue, "13 Best Lingerie Brands for Every Body Type," 3 Feb. 2020 In the 1940s, famous French nose Germaine Cellier said she was inspired by the smell of models changing their undergarments backstage at a Robert Piguet fashion show. Kate Sullivan, refinery29.com, "Women Invented Perfume — Now, They’re Taking It Back," 20 Mar. 2020

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First Known Use of undergarment

1530, in the meaning defined above

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“Undergarment.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/undergarment. Accessed 29 Sep. 2020.

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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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