from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A wearing under the outer clothing: as, clothes suited for underwear.
  • noun Undergarments; underclothes in general: a trade term.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun That which is worn under the outside clothing; underclothes.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun Clothes worn next to the skin, underneath outer clothing.
  • noun euphemistic Men's underpants.

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

  • noun undergarment worn next to the skin and under the outer garments


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From under- +‎ wear. Compare Dutch ondergoed, German Unterwäsche, Swedish underkläder.


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  • "Our goal is to collect new, unopened packs of children’s and young adult’s underwear (ages 3-15). We will then distribute them throughout Africa. We want you to be armed with all the necessities to have your own drive. Here’s how." -, Dec 2007.

    December 16, 2007

  • I think it would be more uplifting to patronize the Africans by providing them with funderwear. Think of the possibilities!

    December 16, 2007

  • Uplifting ... good idea, we'll need bras too in order to make the International Year of the Patronising Bastard a success.

    December 16, 2007