unmentionables


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un·men·tion·a·ble

 (ŭn-mĕn′shə-nə-bəl)
adj.
Not fit to be mentioned or discussed; unspeakable: unmentionable words.
n.
1. One that is not to be mentioned.
2. unmentionables Underclothes.

un·men′tion·a·ble·ness n.
un·men′tion·a·bly adv.

unmentionables

(ʌnˈmɛnʃənəbəlz)
pl n
(Clothing & Fashion) chiefly jocular underwear
References in classic literature ?
Wonderfullest things are ever the unmentionable; deep memories yield no epitaphs; this six-inch chapter is the stoneless grave of Bulkington.
Was there a "secret" at Bly--a mystery of Udolpho or an insane, an unmentionable relative kept in unsuspected confinement?
He lived here, there, and everywhere; his address (as he used to put it himself) being "Post Office, Europe--to be left till called for." Twice over, he made up his mind to come back to England and see us; and twice over (saving your presence), some unmentionable woman stood in the way and stopped him.
A little farther up Fifth Avenue, Beaufort appeared on his doorstep, darkly projected against a blaze of light, descended to his private brougham, and rolled away to a mysterious and probably unmentionable destination.
The train attendant, who was a nervous man, began to shiver again and imagine unmentionable things.
He drew Jurgis out, and heard all about his life all but the one unmentionable thing; and then he told stories about his own life.
But as part of that argument set forth breathlessly, as if she were afraid that if she stopped for a moment she could never go on again, she mentioned that generosity of a stormy type, which had come to her from the sea, had caught her up on the brink of unmentionable failure, had whirled her away in its first ardent gust and could be trusted now, implicitly trusted, to carry them both, side by side, into absolute safety.
Collecting afresh all his energies, he directed Jukes in a low and brutal tone to shove the unmentionable instrument down his gory throat.
"What the unmentionable to ears polite, do you think I want with rouge?" "No offence, sir," said the Griffin; "we have it asked for by so many names, I thought it might be." Now that, my child,' continued Miss Mowcher, rubbing all the time as busily as ever, 'is another instance of the refreshing humbug I was speaking of.
It began by calling me Pig, and from that went crescendo into unmentionable adjectives--in English.
It is a known fact that baby wipes when flushed down the toilet cause blockages in the sewerage system, which culminates in what is known as a 'fatberg' mixed with other unmentionables in the sewer.
| Remember it's not the train operating companies who leave the litter and rubbish, or drop all sorts of unmentionables into the toilets - it's those customers who probably complain most about the appalling state of the trains.