from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. See underwear.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. clothing worn next to the skin; underwear

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Same as underclothes.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Same as underclothes.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. undergarment worn next to the skin and under the outer garments


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  • Shoes are in good condition and underclothing is sufficient.

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  • The discarded underclothing is first steeped in a solution of creolin, or other coal-tar disinfectant, for some hours, and then passes through the hands of a staff of women of the country, who wash and laundry it, passing it on to another staff of darners and menders.

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  • Â Only her white underclothing is visible in the dark room as she undresses and they get it on, and somehow Walker’s new powers give Heather a glimpse of his past couplings as she climaxes.

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  • White underwear: such as tee shirts, sox, and other underclothing, that is of sturdy cotton, can be washed in hot water, on the normal cycle, and dried in the dryer on a hot setting.

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  • For in these bags there were useful articles of every description, such as underclothing, stockings, cigars and cigarettes.

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  • My mother, a creature I was learning to understand afresh, had the pity or, more likely, the sense of protectiveness to stop them before they removed my underclothing.


  • And then he would sit close to the lamp on one side the table and read old borrowed magazines for an hour, while I sat on the other side and darned his socks and underclothing.


  • My underclothing and socks, however, were new and warm, but of the sort that any American waif, down in his luck, could acquire in the ordinary course of events.


  • Despite hiding the figure beneath layers of petticoats, underclothing, and corsets, flesh reduction and good health were a common concern with women of this period.

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  • My dress was thrown off and the picnic basket, filled with bread and fruit, is spilled out upon it, and I am sitting nude on my underclothing, with two gentlemen fully dressed in frock coats and ties as they lounge around with me on the grass under the trees.

    luncheon on the grass


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