plural noun
un·​der·​pants | \ˈən-dər-ˌpan(t)s \

Definition of underpants 

: a usually short undergarment for the lower torso : drawers

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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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English Language Learners Definition of underpants

: underwear that people wear on the lower part of their bodies

: underpants for men and boys


noun plural
un·​der·​pants | \ˈən-dər-ˌpants \

Kids Definition of underpants

: underwear worn on the lower part of the body

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