Definitions

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  • n. A gown worn under another, or under some other article of dress.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A gown worn under another, or under some other article of dress.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A gown worn under another, or meant to be worn under an outer garment, outer skirt, or the like.

Etymologies

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under- +ā€Ž gown

Examples

  • The back of the gown was slightly longer than the front, so that it would pull the split front panel open as she walked to reveal the silk cream undergown.

    The Laird Who Loved Me

  • Not writing what other people expect of you (basically not fitting in) reminds me of that episode of the Twilight Zone where a woman has undergown some sort of surgery to make her like the rest of the population.

    Iā€™m Not The Princess of Darkness. Really!

  • The undergown matched the lower sleeve, a dull red silk brocaded in an elaborate diamond pattern in gold.

    Ill Met By Moonlight

  • The outer gown was of silver silk, brocaded with darker silver in a pattern of giant leaves, the skirt divided in front to show the second skirt of the undergown beneath.

    Ill Met By Moonlight

  • Both gowns were of silk, the undergown lighter in color and weight than the overgown.

    Elvenblood

  • Just as I will tamely accept a wedding to a mule if that is what my father dictates, no matter how I feel about it, for my feelings are of no consequence, she reflected with resignation, as the maids laced the bodice of the undergown so tightly as to make it a second silken skin.

    Elvenblood

  • Sheyrena stood up and allowed them to bring the undergown to her.

    Elvenblood

  • The sea-green silk of the undergown was plain, decorated only at the hems and cuffs with borders of plain gold, but the silk of the peacock-green overdress was patterned with iridescent emerald threads woven in a motif of moonbirds, the symbol of the House of Treves.

    Elvenblood

  • Silk slid softly against her flesh, muffling her head for a breath, as three slaves pulled the sinuous, soft folds of the sea-green undergown over her head and arms.

    Elvenblood

  • "Please, my lady, it is time for the undergown," the right-hand girl repeated quietly, with no expression whatsoever.

    Elvenblood

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