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oroboros commented on the word choners
"I put on clean choners and then shimmied into the black tights and added a skirt." Sue Grafton, U is for Undertow, 2009
May 18, 2010
grant_barrett commented on the word choners
Probably from the Spanish "chones," meaning "underpants." I have found it as far back as 1972.
February 1, 2010
chained_bear commented on the word choners
"'The wind was so bad, you could taste salt, all the time, because little bits of ocean were flying through the air, mixed with the rain. We were, like, soaked through to our choners.'
'Your what?' Ian said, frowning.
'Underpants—you know, drawers. Smallclothes,' Brianna said, flapping an impatient hand. 'Go on.'"
—Diana Gabaldon, A Breath of Snow and Ashes (New York: Bantam Dell, 2005), 490
Underpants; skivvies, and like that. First heard in my surfer days.
August 16, 2007
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