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Answer for the clue "Gerald Ford's in-laws", 8 letters:
bloomers

Alternative clues for the word bloomers

Apparel named for an American feminist

Bygone attire

(usually in the plural) underpants worn by women

Betty Ford's kin

Word definitions for bloomers in dictionaries

Wiktionary Word definitions in Wiktionary
Etymology 1 n. (plural of bloomer English) Etymology 2 n. 1 (label en dated) Any of several forms of women’s divided garment for the lower body 2 (label en informal) Women’s underpants with short legs; knickers or drawers

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary Word definitions in Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
1851, named for U.S. feminist reformer Amelia Jenks Bloomer (1818-1894), who promoted them. The surname is attested from c.1200, said to mean literally "iron-worker," from Old English bloma (see bloom (n.2)).

WordNet Word definitions in WordNet
n. (usually in the plural) underpants worn by women; "she was afraid that her bloomers might have been showing" [syn: pants , drawers , knickers ]

Wikipedia Word definitions in Wikipedia
Bloomers may refer to: Bloomers (clothing) , the undergarment named after Amelia Bloomer. Bloomers (TV series) , the 1979 BBC sitcom by James Saunders, starring Richard Beckinsale. Auntie's Bloomers , a blooper show hosted by Terry Wogan that ran on BBC...

Usage examples of bloomers.

Brazenly now she held up her outsized bloomers to the light and arranged them on the ironing board.

Standing before the fire that held the big black frying-pan with her bacon and fried bread sizzling in it, she put on her vest and bloomers, her one calico-topped petticoat, her flannel one, her blue woollen dress and her white, frilled pinafore.

Never mind that he would have scared the bloomers off Julia Tuttle and sent cranky Henry Flagler cursing all the way back to St.

But gradually as the weeks went by and I seemed to make no unforgivable bloomers, fewer and fewer other jockeys were engaged.