Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun plural Short underpants for women or children.

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  • noun Plural form of panty.
  • noun plurale tantum, US Short underpants for women and girls.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • 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

  • 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

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

    Smoking and Not Smoking | The Stiletto Gang

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

    I say pyjama…

  • 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 used....how it was used scarred me for life and I can't read that word without flinching.

    Archive 2009-12-01

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

    Prude

  • 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

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

    Crazy Love

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  • 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

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

    October 17, 2007

  • I think underpants is far more hilarious.

    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

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

    October 17, 2007

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

    October 17, 2007

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

    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

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

    October 17, 2007

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

    --Mason Williams

    October 17, 2007