plural noun
un·​der·​pants | \ ˈən-dər-ˌpan(t)s How to pronounce underpants (audio) \

Definition of underpants

: a usually short undergarment for the lower torso : drawers

Examples of underpants in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web More fundamentally, your web history - like the color of your underpants - ain't nobody's business but your own. Anchorage Daily News, "Google Chrome has become surveillance software. It’s time to switch.," 22 June 2019 There’s Kirkland slippers, Kirkland underpants, Kirkland plastic wrap, Kirkland coffee, Kirkland quinoa, and even Kirkland hair-growth pills. Mike Murphy, Quartz, "You don’t need a Costco membership to buy Kirkland products online," 26 June 2019 Some highlights include Jordan wearing his golden underpants, Eric's dance moves, Krystal's glitter, and Joe being, well, Joe. Anna Moeslein, Glamour, "Bachelor in Paradise Season 5, Episode 1 Recap: All About Colton," 7 Aug. 2018 Hey, Juan, after the rain, the field looks soggier than a truck driver's underpants. Fox News, "Outrage follows Trump-Putin summit," 18 July 2018 That night, at the after party, Jordan shows off the golden underpants that Becca got him. Anna Moeslein, Glamour, "The Bachelorette Season 14 Episode 4 Recap: The Problem With This Season," 18 June 2018 The man was taken into custody without bail and led out of the building wearing only his underpants. Kathleen Joyce, Fox News, "California standoff suspect ID'd after death of police officer," 11 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of underpants

1925, in the meaning defined above

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“Underpants.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/underpants. Accessed 17 Feb. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of underpants

US : underwear that people wear on the lower part of their bodies
British : underpants for men and boys


noun plural
un·​der·​pants | \ ˈən-dər-ˌpants How to pronounce underpants (audio) \

Kids Definition of underpants

: underwear worn on the lower part of the body

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