step-in


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step-in

(stĕp′ĭn′)
adj.
Put on by stepping into: a step-in robe.
n.
1. step-ins Panties with wide legs.
2. A step-in garment.

step′-in`



adj.
1. (of garments, shoes, etc.) put on by being stepped into.
n.
2. step-ins, wide-leg panties for women.
[1920–25]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.step-in - short underpants for women or children (usually used in the plural)step-in - short underpants for women or children (usually used in the plural)
underpants - an undergarment that covers the body from the waist no further than to the thighs; usually worn next to the skin
plural, plural form - the form of a word that is used to denote more than one
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