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  • n. Plural form of panty.
  • n. Short underpants for women and girls.


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  • BELLEVILLE, Ontario — A commander who was a rising star in Canada's military pleaded guilty Monday to the murders of two women, the sexual assaults of two others and dozens of breaking and entering charges in which he stole panties from the bedrooms of girls as young as 11.

    Russell Williams, Top Canadian Military Commander, Pleads Guilty To Murder, Sexual Assault

  • Soon everyone's in panties, the men, too, 13 dancers rolling on top of one another until they come to rest in a pileup of jumbled legs and backs.

    Mexican troupe's trite take on female sexuality

  • Of the words we have in US English, panties is the only one which even approaches knickers.

    I say pyjama…

  • Putting on my big girl panties is taking on a whole new meaning.

    Smoking and Not Smoking | The Stiletto Gang

  • Careful with the skirt, cos tucking the back up into your panties is way worse than any old open fly.

    Zipless | Her Bad Mother

  • When I was a teenager I read a book in which the word panties was it was used scarred me for life and I can't read that word without flinching.

    Archive 2009-12-01

  • September 27, 2006, 3: 05 pm girl pissing black girls pissing pissing girls pissing in panties gallery says: girl pissing black girls pissing pissing girls pissing in panties gallery

    The Volokh Conspiracy » Something worth producing:

  • “Take off that Band-Aid you call panties, and your shoes,” he quickly added before draping a blanket over the rug.

    Crazy Love

  • Then we sat on the grass and smoked, while Eddy and Co. violently annoyed the traffic on the Portsmouth Road, till the umpires, all in short panties, conferred on the valuable lessons of the field-day and added up points, same as at target-practice.

    A Diversity of Creatures

  • Butt-enhancing pants may have taken suburbs by storm but a Myer department store spokeswoman said padded panties from a French label had not taken off.

    The Times of India


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    September 17, 2009

  • *whispers to you*


    September 17, 2009

  • The answer, hernesheir, is me. I occasionally whisper in a sultry, low voice to my beloved, the word 'manties.'

    Mostly because it makes him break out in hives, and that makes ME laugh hysterically.

    Of course, you asked "what man..." and I'm not a man, so maybe that answers your question. :)

    September 17, 2009

  • "After hooling around the yard after a ball, the hairy dog had a bad case of panties."

    September 17, 2009

  • I can't get past the verb "pant" in panties. I vote to keep and cherish this word. And ladies, I suggest you whisper it unexpectedly in a slow and sultry voice to your special someone and see what reaction you get! Conversely, what man in his right mind would whisper "manties" to anyone? I'd choke with laughter if I witnessed that.

    September 17, 2009

  • I've always thought "panties" was a very cute alternative to "underwear" (along the same lines as "footsies" or "toesies"). One of my youth group girls introduced me to "chonies" recently. Gah! Sounds like an organ.

    September 17, 2009

  • So what do people think about the phrase moist panties?

    July 10, 2009

  • Underpants, yes, very funny, multipurpose word; but panties...YUCK, ugliest word in the English language

    July 8, 2009

  • I love the word panties. It's cute, delicate, and sort of naughty, just like the word for a woman's underwear should be.

    October 22, 2008

  • "covers the subject" - ha!

    August 13, 2008

  • Now look what you've done, c_b. You've made our Wordie friends break out in hives.

    October 18, 2007

  • I don't know what the problem is with panties, really. But I think pantyhose is one of the ugliest words ever created. In fact... it's an Abomination. The word *and* the object.

    October 18, 2007

  • What do all these people have against this word? The underpants gnomes episode is one of my all-time favorites on South Park.

    October 18, 2007

  • Underpants is an absolute hoot. That word was made to be laughed at. Skivvies is a great word, too, but it applies to many different types of undergarment. I would think you'd rather call them manties, if only for the sake of precision.

    But... see, rt? This is exactly what I was talking about. *eville grin*

    October 18, 2007

  • Skivvies is good.

    October 18, 2007

  • America should totally adopt the word pants to mean underwear. Apart from that, I'm partial to skivvies.

    October 18, 2007

  • I am definitely allergic to the word manties. Guys just plain wear underpants - that's all we need. No need to glamorize them. Boxers are ok too.

    October 18, 2007

  • Don't get your manties in a twist.

    October 18, 2007

  • ...and the Prince got eaten by his panties!...

    --Mason Williams

    October 17, 2007

  • In fact, I think the excellence of manties is in an inverse relationship to the horribleness of panties.

    October 17, 2007

  • I hate panties, it's unnecessarily cutesy masquerading as "sexy". Manties, however, is hysterical and needs to be in wider usage.

    October 17, 2007

  • I've been trying to avoid it myself, but it somehow sucked me in. ;-)

    October 17, 2007

  • Notice no one else is commenting on this page? Hmm...

    October 17, 2007

  • You're a hard one, chained_bear. ;->

    October 17, 2007

  • Underpants is indeed far more hilarious than... well, almost any other word. However, uttering the word manties makes any male in the vicinity have an allergic reaction that is most pleasing to behold.

    October 17, 2007

  • I think underpants is far more hilarious.

    October 17, 2007

  • I love panties. I also love manties, for the male equivalent.

    October 17, 2007

  • Look at the lists on the right, at how many people hate this word. I think it's refreshingly short, descriptive & covers the subject very nicely.

    October 17, 2007