underclothes


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un·der·clothes

 (ŭn′dər-klōz′, -klōthz′)
pl.n.
Clothes worn next to the skin, beneath one's outer clothing. Also called underclothing.

underclothes

(ˈʌndəˌkləʊðz)
pl n
(Clothing & Fashion) a variant of underwear Also called: underclothing

un•der•clothes

(ˈʌn dərˌkloʊz, -ˌkloʊðz)

also un•der•cloth•ing

(-ˌkloʊ ðɪŋ)

n. (used with a pl. v.)
2. clothes worn under outer clothes.
[1825–35]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.underclothes - undergarment worn next to the skin and under the outer garmentsunderclothes - undergarment worn next to the skin and under the outer garments
BVD, BVD's - trademark for men's underwear
intimate apparel, lingerie - women's underwear and nightclothes
long johns - warm underwear with long legs
Skivvies - men's underwear consisting of cotton T-shirt and shorts
undergarment, unmentionable - a garment worn under other garments

underclothes

plural noun underwear, lingerie, undies (informal), smalls (informal), undergarments, unmentionables (humorous), underclothing, underthings, underlinen, broekies (S. African informal) I want to buy some underclothes for a friend of mine. see underwear
Translations
مَلابِس داخِلِيَّه
spodní prádlo
undertøj
nærföt
apatiniai drabužiai
apakšveļa

underclothes

[ˈʌndəkləʊðz] NPL underclothing [ˈʌndəˌkləʊðɪŋ] Nropa fsing interior or (esp LAm) íntima
to be in one's underclothesestar en ropa interior, estar en paños menores

underclothes

[ˈʌndərkləʊðz] nplsous-vêtements mpl

underclothes

[ˈʌndəˌkləʊðz] nplbiancheria fsg intima

underclothes

(ˈandəkləuðz) , ((American) -kləuz) noun plural
underwear. Have you packed my underclothes?
ˈunderclothing noun
underclothes.
References in classic literature ?
But he rolled into my marmalade and underclothes and against the trap- door.
Was the pile of underclothes under which the things were hidden heavy or light?
Joe watched, with bulging eyes, a few shirts and several changes of underclothes come out of the box, followed by books, and more books.
There was two old dirty calico dresses, and a sun-bonnet, and some women's underclothes hanging against the wall, and some men's clothing, too.
Excuse me, I've only just finished my ablutions," he said, smiling, standing before him in his underclothes only.
One morning, between seven and eight, returning after a sleepless night, he sent for embers, changed his rain-soaked underclothes, said his prayers, drank tea, got warm, then tidied up the things on the table and in his own corner, and, his face glowing from exposure to the wind and with nothing on but his shirt, lay down on his back, putting his arms under his head.
I had no hat, so I had to wear the sou'wester, and it will be noted that I have listed neither underclothes nor socks.
The few underclothes I had I kept in a cracker-box.
She was trying to apologise for white underclothes fallen and scattered on the floor.
Don't study too hard, and be sure and put your winter underclothes on as soon as the weather gets cool.
Finally he unravelled a bundle of clothing, comprising a complete set of underclothes, socks, a gray tweed suit, and a short yellow overcoat.
There was the honest cockrobin, the favorite game of stripling sportsmen, with its loud querulous note; and the twittering blackbirds flying in sable clouds, and the golden- winged woodpecker with his crimson crest, his broad black gorget, and splendid plumage; and the cedar-bird, with its red tipt wings and yellow-tipt tail and its little monteiro cap of feathers; and the blue jay, that noisy coxcomb, in his gay light blue coat and white underclothes, screaming and chattering, nodding and bobbing and bowing, and pretending to be on good terms with every songster of the grove.