Definitions

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  • n. A women's undergarment covering the torso, worn for example under short dresses or slacks.

Etymologies

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The term was coined in the 1920s when camiknickers were introduced as a briefer garment than combinations. It is derived from camisole and knickers, effectively joining those two garments together as one. The garment re-appeared in the lingerie market in the 1990s under the name teddy or body.

Examples

  • Then his hands removed the white jumper Mum had knitted her last Christmas, he patted her feet, just as Rudolph had in _The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, _ then slowly and sensuously drew off Harold's best artificial silk stockings from her legs and invitingly stroked Lady Diana's camiknickers.

    Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine

  • Or, put we the case, those complicated combinations, camiknickers?

    Ulysses

  • Anybody got any spare parachute silk so I can run up some new camiknickers?

    Army Rumour Service

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  • line of lingerie made popular by royal paramour Camilla Parker-Bowles.

    October 28, 2007