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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
▪ Harry could see the sun glistening on the naked patches of her body although she had not yet removed her undergarments.
▪ He could also see a line of washing, which included, he realized to his delight, the clerical undergarments.
▪ One of them dropped into a formal curtsey, revealing both her cleavage and her undergarment, and he smiled grimly.
▪ The undergarments are fear, guilt and helplessness.
▪ With protective, all-enveloping aluminium-foil undergarments even this would be possible.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

1520s, from under + garment (n.).


n. Any garment worn underneath others, especially one worn next to the skin; an item of underwear.


n. a garment worn under other garments [ant: overgarment]


Undergarments are items of clothing worn beneath outer clothes, usually in direct contact with the skin, although they may comprise more than a single layer. They serve to keep outer garments from being soiled or damaged by bodily excretions, to lessen the friction of outerwear against the skin, to shape the body, and to provide concealment or support for parts of it. In cold weather, long underwear is sometimes worn to provide additional warmth. Special types of undergarments have religious significance. Some items of clothing are designed as undergarments, while others, such as T-shirts and certain types of shorts, are appropriate both as undergarments and as outer clothing. If made of suitable material or textile, some undergarments can serve as nightwear or swimsuits, and some are intended for sexual attraction or visual appeal.

Undergarments are generally of two types, those that are worn to cover the torso and those that are worn to cover the waist and legs, although there are also garments which cover both. Different styles of undergarments are generally worn by females and males. Undergarments commonly worn by females today include bras and panties (known in the United Kingdom as knickers), while males often wear briefs, boxer briefs or boxer shorts. Items commonly worn by both sexes include T-shirts, sleeveless shirts (also called singlets or tank tops), bikini underwear, thongs, and G-strings.

Usage examples of "undergarment".

Laughing, Lorielle went to the camphorwood chest where her undergarments had been put the night before.

Bernal began to lay out rough garb that matched his own: leather jacket, pants, and mocs, with shirt and undergarments of wool.

Those seemed content to observe, like myself, bur they had all disrobed, though three or four of them Romanly kept on a single undergarment: a strophion about the breasts, a belt around the waist, a skimpy loincloth.

The silkaline undergarments were more comfortable than what he was currently wearing.

Along with their pack frames of caribou antler, Torka, Manaravak, and Grek each wore undergarments, stockings, and mitten liners of the supplest skins of caribou calves, chewed to a consistency of velvet by the women and girls of the band.

Most of the female undergarments were visible on the bed but the outer garments had been transferred to the person of Miss Hardin.

Piled on top were silky undergarments, nightgowns, blouses delicately embroidered with fine intricate lace, and skirts-skirts of black, gray, forest green, and beige.

Riley was generous to a fault when it came to Etta, giving the Indian woman her many cast-off dresses, shoes, and undergarments.

Juana turned her back to the door and continued unlacing her undergarments.

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It was partly a matter of plain old taste: ad-critics argued that the NoCoat spots were equivalent to like Preparation H filming a procto-exam, or a Depend Adult Undergarment camera panning for floor-puddles at a church social.

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Some ironist who decamped back Out There and left his meager effects to be bagged and tossed by Staff into the Ennet House attic had, all the way back in the Year of the Tucks Medicated Pad, permanently engraved his tribute to AA's real Prime Directive with a rosewood-handled boot-knife in the plastic seat of the 5-Man men's room's commode: 'Do not ask WHY If you dont want to DIE Do like your TOLD If you want to get OLD143 30 APRIL / 1 MAY YEAR OF THE DEPEND ADULT UNDERGARMENT The choreography of interface had settled into the form of Steeply smoking, his bare arms crossed, going up and down slowly on the toes of his high heels, while Marathe hunched slightly in his metal chair, shoulders rounded and head slightly forward in a practiced position that allowed him almost to sleep while still attending to every detail of a conversation or wearisome surveillance.

She wore the diaperlike undergarment universal here, and dried blood marked a scattering of whip marks on her back.

He paused to smooth away that roughness, at the same time slipping his hands under her corset cover to stretch the laces wider and soothe the indentations caused by the undergarment.