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 To back up, the first white tank top was designed in the 1910s as a men's undergarment, meant to be worn underneath shirts and while swimming. Frances Solá-santiago, refinery29.com, 12 May 2022 For instance, the clothing and undergarment industries are now becoming size-inclusive. Cheryl Robinson, Forbes, 13 Apr. 2022 If your undergarment drawer could use a cozy refresh, thousands of Amazon shoppers recommend this set of sports bras that's on major markdown right now. Isabel Garcia, PEOPLE.com, 5 Feb. 2022 The bralette has become the undergarment of choice for women who wouldn't dare wear underwire while working from home. Kerry Pieri, Harper's BAZAAR, 18 Feb. 2022 Costume designers also need to remember whether an actor likes a particular undergarment or pantyhose, and if any prefers armpit shields. Los Angeles Times, 25 Jan. 2022 Designers are taking major inspiration from undergarment staples, adding bustier bodices, lacey details, and sheer paneling to elevate traditional gowns. Kelsey Stiegman, Seventeen, 26 Jan. 2022 For her, showing a hint of undergarment while otherwise covered is a way to reclaim provocative dressing. Katharine K. Zarrella, WSJ, 21 Jan. 2022 Knickey, Harper Wilde also recycle Parade, which focuses on using sustainable materials to create its undergarments, isn't the first to jumpstart an undergarment recycling initiative. Morgan Hines, USA TODAY, 20 Jan. 2022 See More

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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 20 May. 2022.

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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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