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 outlet said the series will trace Victoria's Secret's journey from a mail-order undergarment company to a retail giant that later becameentangled in controversy. Erica Gonzales, Harper's BAZAAR, "A Victoria's Secret Docuseries Is Coming to Hulu," 24 Feb. 2021 For 45 years, a Washington-area boutique has served as a one-stop undergarment shop for the D.C. elite and its breast cancer survivors. Emily Davies, Washington Post, "Lingerie boutique known to serve breast cancer survivors, D.C.’s elite ends 45-year run," 16 Oct. 2020 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

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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 9 Mar. 2021.

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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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