un·der·wear | \ ˈən-dər-ˌwer \

Definition of underwear 

: clothing or an article of clothing worn next to the skin and under other clothing

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Examples of underwear in a Sentence

underwear has got to be the most boring thing that one could ever receive as a birthday present!

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The company makes products for men and women including boxers, briefs, bras, underwear, lingerie, nightwear, socks, swimsuits and accessories. Austen Erblat, Sun-Sentinel.com, "Italian lingerie maker Intimissimi opens at Town Center mall in Boca Raton," 13 July 2018 While González was busy showing off her (very in shape!) body in the mirror of their hotel room, Duhamel was spotted pulling down his pants and turning towards the camera (sans underwear), but a pot stopped a full reveal for the internet. Rachel Epstein, Marie Claire, "Eiza González Accidentally Posted a Naked Video of Boyfriend Josh Duhamel," 3 July 2018 My plan is to not stiffle the kid in me... the kid that wants to do weird and wacky things, like dance and sing in my underwear, and go to water parks and build slip n slides in summer! Wes Siler, Outside Online, "Doing It for the ‘Gram Turns Deadly," 9 July 2018 The Deerbrook Mall had a panty thief on its hands, who police say was hiding a pretty staggering collection of women's underwear. Matthew Martinez, star-telegram, "Panty thief caught with Ecstasy stole 612 pairs of Victoria's Secret undies, Texas cops say," 6 July 2018 The teenager that jumped onto the wing of an airplane at Atlanta's Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport — while dressed in only his underwear — was charged with a host of offenses. Alexandra Deabler, Fox News, "Nearly naked teenager charged for jumping on wing of plane at Atlanta airport," 28 June 2018 Another user posted video of the man in his underwear being taken into custody: CBS affiliate WGCL-TV reports the airport is running as normal. Peter Martinez, CBS News, "Man wandering tarmac at Atlanta airport taken into custody," 26 June 2018 In other notable heists from the store over the years, 168 pairs of underwear valued at about $2,100 were taken in 20 minutes one night in February 2013, the Associated Press reported. Joe Marusak, charlotteobserver, "The underwear here keeps disappearing. It's been happening for years.," 20 June 2018 Next to their beds are lists of each boy's belongings: two T-shirts, three pairs of socks, three pairs of underwear, one polo, a pair of jeans. Anchorage Daily News, "Inside Casa Padre, the converted Walmart where the US is holding nearly 1,500 immigrant children," 14 June 2018

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First Known Use of underwear

1870, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of underwear was in 1870

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English Language Learners Definition of underwear

: clothing that is worn next to your skin and under other clothing


un·der·wear | \ ˈən-dər-ˌwer \

Kids Definition of underwear

: clothing worn next to the skin and under other clothing

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