Definitions

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

  • noun A garment worn under outer garments, especially one worn next to the skin.

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  • noun Any garment worn underneath others, especially one worn next to the skin; an item of underwear.

Etymologies

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under- +‎ garment

Examples

  • For those unfamiliar with "v-strings," the undergarment is the Victoria's Secret variant on the "g-string," which has long been favored in the battle against visible panty lines.

    Woman Sues Victoria's Secret Because Of Thong Injury - The Consumerist

  • The designer of this undergarment is described as "the creative force behind P. Diddy's Sean John clothing line, where she mastered her understanding of what appeals to the most sophisticated and discriminating men."

    Boing Boing

  • As soon as I realized it was my black silk (let's just say "undergarment" it sounds much classier than g-string), I said, "Yeah, could you not hold it like that?", and snatched it out of his hand, promptly shutting the door.

    turkey & underwear

  • As soon as I realized it was my black silk (let's just say "undergarment" it sounds much classier than g-string), I said, "Yeah, could you not hold it like that?", and snatched it out of his hand, promptly shutting the door.

    turkey & underwear

  • Lauren tried to imagine what kind of undergarment would leave lines like the ones she was seeing etched beneath the woman's tight clothing -- a scoop just below the neck, lines a couple of inches above the knees.

    Higher Authority

  • Young girls (around 5-15 year old) wear a kind of undergarment on the upper part of their body that resemble a vest worn by men, but these have Spaghetti straps

    Yahoo! Answers: Latest Questions

  • Young girls (around 5-15 year old) wear a kind of undergarment on the upper part of their body that resemble a vest worn by men, but these have Spaghetti straps

    Yahoo! Answers: Latest Questions

  • Young girls (around 5-15 year old) wear a kind of undergarment on the upper part of their body that resemble a vest worn by men, but these have Spaghetti straps

    Yahoo! Answers: Latest Questions

  • My pale green silk dress is what they’d call an undergarment at home.

    Fall On Your Knees

  • My pale green silk dress is what they’d call an undergarment at home.

    Fall On Your Knees

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