Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. underwear; any undergarment.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Undergarments of linen; hence, such garments in general, especially those of cotton, or, more rarely, of silk, as distinguished from knitted or flannel underclothes.

Etymologies

under +‎ linen (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Many of the prisoners have no change of underlinen and the majority have no socks at all.

    Work Camp 10049 GW

  • The prisoners have no change of underlinen and the majority of them have no socks.

    Work Camp 10030 GW, Lavamund

  • She nodded her head to Saxon's underlinen on the line.

    CHAPTER II

  • The woman leaning on the rail of her back porch, had caught her eye, and nodded, as it seemed to Saxon, half to her and half to the underlinen on the line.

    CHAPTER II

  • She slowly replaced all her simple maiden underlinen with garments which, while still simple, were wrought with beautiful

    CHAPTER IV

  • Her underlinen, hand-made of course, was very costly.

    CHAPTER IV

  • Ellen was clad in a hooped petticoat and underlinen.

    The Dressmaker

  • And though it was a pagan act to dress without undergarments, she would not wear the underlinen another day.

    The Dressmaker

  • He must have been the terror of his tailor, his hatter, and his maker of cravats and underlinen; since he had, to all appearance, an unconquerable aversion from any garment which, when displayed on the human figure, exhibited either horizontal or perpendicular lines.

    Alexis Soyer and the Rise of the Celebrity Chef

  • The frock-coat that he wore was well cut, but his cravat was on terms so intimate with his waistcoat that no one could suspect him of underlinen.

    The Magic Skin

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