underdrest

underdress

[v. uhn-der-dres; n. uhn-der-dres]
verb (used without object), underdressed or underdrest, underdressing.
1.
to clothe oneself less completely or formally than is usual or fitting for the circumstances.
noun
2.
garments worn beneath others; underclothes.
3.
a slip, petticoat, or other underskirt, especially one designed to be seen when worn, as beneath a redingote.

Origin:
1775–85; under- + dress

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underdress

verb
1. dress without sufficient warmth; "She was underdressed for the hiking trip and suffered hypothermia" [ant: overclothe
2. dress informally and casually; "On Fridays, employees can underdress" [syn: dress down] [ant: attire
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