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undergarment

[uhn-der-gahr-muh nt] /ˈʌn dərˌgɑr mənt/
noun
1.
an article of underwear.
Origin of undergarment
1520-1530
1520-30; under- + garment
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  • The crusene was a fur coat, while the serc or smoc seems to have been an undergarment and probably sleeveless.

  • His wardrobe, always grand, underwent revision in the undergarment line.

    Ask Momma R. S. Surtees
  • The fashionable sleeves were tight to the elbow, and from there hanging and narrow, showing a sleeve belonging to an undergarment.

    English Costume Dion Clayton Calthrop
  • Mother will surely have a tablecloth or an undergarment or an apron which needs a patch.

    Clothing and Health Helen Kinne
  • An undergarment of fine linen was girded at the waist by a broad belt of inlaid or embossed bronze work.

  • Basil obeyed, revealing an undergarment that was still more foul.

    Red Eve H. Rider Haggard
  • The Korean bathing habits are like those of the medieval anchorite, and an undergarment, once donned, is lost to memory.

  • Grass is the nap of the fields; it is the undergarment of the hills.

    Under the Maples John Burroughs
  • During the late 1870s a new style of undergarment, the “combination” of chemise and drawers, had come into use.

British Dictionary definitions for undergarment

undergarment

/ˈʌndəˌɡɑːmənt/
noun
1.
any garment worn under the visible outer clothes, usually next to the skin
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