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underthings

[uhn-der-thingz] /ˈʌn dərˌθɪŋz/
plural noun
1.
women's underclothes.
Origin of underthings
1840-1850
1840-50; under- + things
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  • There are her underthings—soft, frivolous, much-beribboned chemises, camisoles and petticoats.

    Book of Etiquette Lillian Eichler
  • Her dress was not yet on, but her underthings were fully as elaborate and shimmering as any gown could hope to be.

    Linda Condon Joseph Hergesheimer
British Dictionary definitions for underthings

underthings

/ˈʌndəˌθɪŋz/
plural noun
1.
girls' or women's underwear
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