undergarment

noun
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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But at the live event, the theme was undergarments as power dressing for women claiming their freedom to move. Raisa Bruner, Time, "Rihanna Keeps Reinventing the Lingerie Fashion Show with Savage X Fenty," 11 Sep. 2019 The company also offers foundation garments through its brands Mae and Arabella, which sell lingerie and various other undergarments. Alyssa Newcomb, Fortune, "Amazon’s In-House Products Go Far Beyond AmazonBasics," 16 Sep. 2019 On those occasions, a manual search at the checkpoint had been enough to assure TSA officers that there wasn’t a weapon or explosive hidden in her undergarments. ProPublica, "When Transgender Travelers Walk Into Scanners, Invasive Searches Sometimes Wait on the Other Side," 26 Aug. 2019 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

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First Known Use of undergarment

1530, in the meaning defined above

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undergarment

noun

English Language Learners Definition of undergarment

somewhat old-fashioned : a piece of underwear

undergarment

noun
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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