underpants

underpants

[uhn-der-pants]
noun (used with a plural verb)
drawers or shorts worn under outer clothing, usually next to the skin.

Origin:
1920–25; under- + pants

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underpants (ˈʌndəˌpænts)
 
pl n
Often shortened to: pants a man's undergarment covering the body from the waist or hips to the top of the thighs or knees

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underpants
1931, from under + pants. Drove out drawers, knickers in this sense.
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