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un·der·wear

 (ŭn′dər-wâr′)
n.

underwear

(ˈʌndəˌwɛə)
n
(Clothing & Fashion) clothing worn under the outer garments, usually next to the skin. Also called: underclothes

un•der•wear

(ˈʌn dərˌwɛər)

n.
clothing worn next to the skin under outer clothes.
Also called underclothes.
[1870–75]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.underwear - undergarment worn next to the skin and under the outer garmentsunderwear - 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

underwear

noun underclothes, lingerie, undies (informal), smalls (informal), undergarments, unmentionables (humorous), underclothing, underthings, underlinen, broekies (S. African informal) a change of underwear

Underwear

Balmoral, basque, bloomers, body, body stocking, boxer shorts or boxers, brassiere or bra, briefs, broekies (S. African), bustle, camiknickers, camisole, chemisette, combinations or (U.S. & Canad.) union suit, corselet, corset, crinoline, drawers or underdrawers, foundation garment, French knickers, garter, girdle, G-string, half-slip or waist-slip, jockstrap or athletic support, knickers, liberty bodice, lingerie, long johns, pannier, panties, pants, panty girdle, petticoat, shift, shorts or undershorts (chiefly U.S. & Canad.), singlet (chiefly Brit.), step-ins, string vest, suspender or (U.S.) garter, suspender belt or (U.S.) garter belt, teddy, thermals, trunks, underpants, undershirt, underskirt, vest, undervest, undershirt, T-shirt (U.S. & Canad.), or (Austral.) singlet, Y-fronts
Translations
مَلَابِسٌ دَاخِلِيَّةمَلابِس داخِلِيَّه
spodní prádlo
undertøj
alusvaatteet
rublje
alsóneműfehérnemű
nærföt
下着
속옷
apatiniai baltiniai
apakšveļa
chiloţi
spodnje perilo
underkläder
เสื้อผ้าชั้นใน
quần áo lót

underwear

[ˈʌndəwɛəʳ] Nropa f interior, ropa f íntima (LAm)

underwear

[ˈʌndərwɛər] nsous-vêtements mpl

underwear

[ˈʌndəˌwɛəʳ] nbiancheria intima

underwear

(ˈandəweə) noun
clothes worn under the outer clothes. She washed her skirt, blouse and underwear.

underwear

مَلَابِسٌ دَاخِلِيَّة spodní prádlo undertøj Unterwäsche εσώρουχο ropa interior alusvaatteet sous-vêtement rublje biancheria intima 下着 속옷 ondergoed undertøy bielizna roupa de baixo нижнее белье underkläder เสื้อผ้าชั้นใน iç çamaşırı quần áo lót 内衣裤

underwear

n. ropa interior.

underwear

n ropa interior
References in classic literature ?
His wife, a stout, nervous woman, was the daughter of a manufacturer of underwear at Cleveland, Ohio.
On his mar- riage day the underwear manufacturer had given his daughter five thousand dollars and he promised to leave her at least twice that amount in his will.
Those two could quarrel all morning about whether he ought to put on his heavy or his light underwear, and all evening about whether he had taken cold or not.
She bustled around, looking after his clothing, thinking about heavy underwear, quite as Madame Ratignolle would have done under similar circumstances.
As to his being without an overcoat, among them you would meet men you could swear had on nothing but a ragged linen duster and a pair of cotton trousers--so cleverly had they concealed the several suits of all-wool underwear beneath.
He was wearing first a modest suit of blue serge and all the unpretending underwear of a suburban young man of fashion, with sandal-like cycling-shoes and brown stockings drawn over his trouser ends; then the perforated sheet proper to a Desert Dervish; then the coat and waistcoat and big fur-trimmed overcoat of Mr.
On this flooring he tossed his own and Daylight's gear-bags, containing dry socks and underwear and their sleeping-robes.
I do mean it, and I'm sure my sensible aunt will consent when she understands that these well I'll call them by an Indian name, and say pajamas are for underwear, and Rose can have as pretty frocks as she likes outside.
Before the lingerie windows of the uptown shops she often stood and studied; nor was she above taking advantage, when small purchases were made, of looking over the goods at the hand-embroidered underwear counters.
She crocheted fine edgings on the inexpensive knitted underwear she wore in winter.
She crocheted yards of laces for her underwear, and made Battenberg in abundance for her table and for the bureau.
About now,' said Nutty, sepulchrally, 'the blighter is ringing for his man to prepare his bally bath and lay out his gold-leaf underwear.