Definitions

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

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

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  • n. 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

  • 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

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

    Fall On Your Knees

  • In the second of this two part series, I share my experience with the NEW Fleece 5.0 which serves as the "undergarment" when worn with the NEW Quantum jacket.

    Experience Mobility

  • By 1920 the noun T-shirt denoted a collar-free, short-sleeved, cotton undergarment that replicated the letter T when laid out neat and flat.

    The English Is Coming!

  • Using an old kitchen trick, he doused the leaves of about 30 artichokes in lemon juice before the six-hour process of gluing them to an undergarment.

    Tasteful Attire: Designers Whip Up a Buffet of Fashion Out of Food

  • It did not outline the bust specifically like todays undergarment does, and made the out clothing much smother and more modest.

    Modest Feminine Dress From the Pages of 1990 Victoria Magazine

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