un·​der·​gar·​ment | \ˌən-dər-ˌgär-mənt \

Definition of undergarment 

: a garment to be worn under another

Examples of undergarment in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web

One of the major points of her makeup, inclusivity, was expected to be carried into the lingerie line, making fans even more excited for wide-ranging nude undergarments in a variety of sizes. USA TODAY, "Rihanna's Savage X Fenty lingerie site is down and Twitter is not amused," 11 May 2018 Although short dresses were eventually allowed back in, undergarments remain a sticking point. Raisa Bruner, Time, "Why Wimbledon Players Have to Wear All White," 2 July 2018 Stripping down to her undergarments on live TV Griffin went nearly nude during her 2012 New Year’s broadcast with co-host Anderson Cooper. Fox News, "Kathy Griffin's most outrageous moments: From Trump photo shoot to stripping on live TV," 19 June 2018 Visionhaus—Corbis via Getty Images Others have skirted regulations by dying their hair bright colors and flirting with different forms of undergarments, accessories or trim. Raisa Bruner, Time, "Why Wimbledon Players Have to Wear All White," 2 July 2018 The amazing sculptor Penko Platikanov produced a series of exquisite 18th-century figures, depicted in undergarments of the period like corsets, panniers, and undershirts to showcase them. Hamish Bowles, Vogue, "The Met Goes Meta: How Hamish Bowles Created the Costume Institute Exhibition in Ocean’s 8," 7 June 2018 Apparently, while posing on the red carpet, Karen's undergarment peeked out of her gorgeous metallic dress. Taysha Murtaugh, Country Living, "Every Single Woman Will Relate to Karen Fairchild’s Wardrobe Malfunction at the CMT Awards," 7 June 2018 Invest in undergarments specifically made to combat chafing. Louise Green, SELF, "5 Tips for Avoiding Inner-Thigh Chafing This Summer," 5 July 2018 There are currently few stylish labels that are focused solely on making our pajamas and undergarments eco-friendly, but one small upstart out of L.A. is aiming to change that. Brooke Bobb, Vogue, "Introducing Evewear, the New Sustainable Sleepwear Brand to Live in All Summer Long," 30 May 2018

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'undergarment.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

See More

First Known Use of undergarment

1530, in the meaning defined above

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about undergarment

Share undergarment

Dictionary Entries near undergarment








Statistics for undergarment

Last Updated

11 Oct 2018

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for undergarment

The first known use of undergarment was in 1530

See more words from the same year

Keep scrolling for more

More Definitions for undergarment



English Language Learners Definition of undergarment

: a piece of underwear


un·​der·​gar·​ment | \ˈən-dər-ˌgär-mənt \

Kids Definition of undergarment

: a garment to be worn under another

Keep scrolling for more

Comments on undergarment

What made you want to look up undergarment? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).


playful or foolish behavior

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Autumn Words of the Day 2018

  • a-top-down-image-of-road-through-an-autumn-forest
  • Which is a synonym of fugacious?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

Word Winder's CrossWinder

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.


Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!