Definitions

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

  • noun plural A lower undergarment, typically having short or no legs, worn next to the skin under other clothing.

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  • noun underwear, clothing covering the lower genitalia.

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  • noun an undergarment that covers the body from the waist no further than to the thighs; usually worn next to the skin

Etymologies

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Examples

  • A person of any age, wearing a bra and underpants, is notnude.

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  • I buy many $ worth of books per week and also take my kids to the library, so my bookshelves are like yours, except they have more fairies/39 clues/captain underpants/super pickle titles.

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  • I mean, a really good fisting would ruin underpants because you have to stretch them off to the side and hold them out of the way

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  • "Simpsons creator Matt Groening has proclaimed the word underpants to be at least 15% funnier than the word underwear."

    When one word is funnier than another.

  • In his DVD commentaries, Simpsons creator Matt Groening has proclaimed the word underpants to be at least 15% funnier than the word underwear.

    When one word is funnier than another.

  • In his DVD commentaries, Simpsons creator Matt Groening has proclaimed the word underpants to be at least 15% funnier than the word underwear.

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  • Amelia sleeps naked because she says” her butt can not breathe in underpants at night”

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  • He helped to train the so-called "underpants bomber," Farouk Abdulmutallab, who came close to blowing up a Northwest Airlines flight over Detroit on Christmas Day 2009.

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  • But what sent me hollering for the fashion police were two of the three images in the photo spread: a silky pastel Rochas number that could best be described as underpants with a jacket and a full-pager of a Balenciaga outfit that combined a colorful broad shouldered shirt with, um, jogging shorts.

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  • Translating it this way will help you see why the verb is se ven: That girl's miniskirt is outrageous, the underpants are almost seen to her.

    escandalosa

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  • Sionnach doesn't have underpants. Nor does he have boxers or underwear. Though he does have bloomers ... was there something in the water in South America?

    October 19, 2008

  • Very few Wordies have underpants, actually.

    I wonder if that says anything about us, as a group.

    October 19, 2008

  • On the internet, no-one knows ... etc.

    October 19, 2008

  • Only seven Wordies have clothes (or clothing).

    October 19, 2008

  • Underpants are overrated! Pajamas too. 'Course I'm not commenting on my own proclivities, don'tcha know. Leastwise, probably mebbe.

    October 19, 2008

  • I have knickers! As do 29 other Wordies. Me, I prefer pyjamas. Silk.

    October 19, 2008

  • I like underpants. I especially like Captain Underpants.

    October 19, 2008