underwear

noun
un·​der·​wear | \ ˈən-dər-ˌwer How to pronounce underwear (audio) \

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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One girl taped toilet paper to her underwear to stop the bleeding. Brittney Mcnamara, Teen Vogue, "Anti-Period Poverty Organization Launches Legal Campaign to Get Free Menstrual Products in Schools," 10 Jan. 2019 On one trip turned horror show, I was caught off guard yet again and had to spend a 10-hour transatlantic flight with toilet paper balled up in my underwear, afraid to get up and walk around in case my flow decided to truly burst forth. Krystin Arneson, Glamour, "Why Does It Seem Like I Always Get My Period While Traveling?," 8 Apr. 2019 Then these models take pictures of themselves eating a thick slice of pizza, or a big bowl of spaghetti, in a luxury hotel in their underwear with zero percent body fat. Lauren Alexis Fisher, Harper's BAZAAR, ""We’re So Hungry!” Jameela Jamil Gets Real About the Effects of Photoshop," 31 Jan. 2019 Want to dance around the house in your underwear, while singing along to your favorite song using your hairbrush as a microphone? Jessica Leigh Mattern, Woman's Day, "30 Fun Things to Do By Yourself in Your Lifetime," 3 Jan. 2019 For me, the smell was always the most prominent symptom, followed by annoying white discharge stains in my underwear. Shanelle Drakeford, Allure, "I Switched From Tampons to Menstrual Cups, and I'm Never Going Back," 28 May 2018 But those clothes aren’t what pay the bills; workaday items like jeans and underwear are. Chavie Lieber, Vox, "The Calvin Klein brand hired big-name fashion designer Raf Simons to build relevancy. Now he’s out.," 27 Dec. 2018 The 23-year-old model freed the nipple and wore nothing but nude underwear underneath the dress, and completed the look with transparent heels and gold rectangular earrings. Erica Gonzales, Harper's BAZAAR, "Kim Kardashian's Latest Naked Dress Barely Covers Anything," 18 Dec. 2018 The collection is an ode to Dessous, with neutral-colored underwear and camisoles made from high-quality Japanese cotton and custom embroideries in French lace. Brooke Bobb, Vogue, "This Lingerie Designer Found Creative Freedom in Nashville After Working in New York for 20 Years," 6 Feb. 2019

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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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underwear

noun

English Language Learners Definition of underwear

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

underwear

noun
un·​der·​wear | \ ˈən-dər-ˌwer How to pronounce underwear (audio) \

Kids Definition of underwear

: clothing worn next to the skin and under other clothing

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