underwear

underwear
I
(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
n. underclothes, undergarments, underthings, unmentionables (inf.), lingerie, drawers, union suit, BVDs, briefs, panties, panty hose; foundation [garment], girdle, panty girdle, brassiere, bra, corset. See clothing.
II
(Roget's IV) n.
Syn. undergarments, balbriggans, nether garments, underclothing, unmentionables, smallclothes, lingerie, intimate things, underlinen, underclothes; see also clothes .
Types of underwear include --- men: shirt, undershirt, shorts, drawers, red flannels, union suit, combination, jockey shorts, T-shirt, boxer shorts, boxers, bikini shorts, briefs, long johns, long underwear, B.V.D.'s (trademark), skivvy*; women: chemise, underskirt, camisole, slip, half slip, petticoat, girdle, panty girdle, brassiere, bustier, bustle, pettipants, garter belt, bra-slip, bra, panty slip, merry widow, all-in-one, corset, corselet, briefs, bodice, cache-sexe (French), vest, bloomer, combination, foundation garment, panties, pantyhose, bikini, body suit, body shirt, shorts, corset cover, teddy, unitard, undervest, shimmy*, knickers (British)*, snuggies*; infants: shirt, drawers, pants, diaper, slip, rubber pants, soakers*.
III
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) n.
undershorts, panties, *skivvies, shorts, *undies, briefs, boxers, jockstrap, slip, lingerie, chemise, teddy, *long johns, flannels, underclothes, unmentionables, T-shirt, bra, brassiere, corset, girdle, garter belt.

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  • Underwear — Underwear,dasod.der:⇨Unterwäsche(1) …   Das Wörterbuch der Synonyme

  • underwear — / ʌndərwɛər/, it. / anderwɛar/ s. ingl. (propr. abito di sotto ), usato in ital. al masch. (abbigl.) [indumenti intimi] ▶◀ biancheria (intima), intimo, lingerie …   Enciclopedia Italiana

  • underwear — 1872, from UNDER (Cf. under) + WEAR (Cf. wear) (n.). So called because it is worn under one s clothing …   Etymology dictionary

  • underwear — /anderˈwɛr, ingl. ˈʌndəw0ə(r)/ [vc. ingl., comp. di under «sotto» e to wear «indossare»] A s. m. inv. biancheria intima, intimo, lingerie (fr.) B agg. inv. intimo …   Sinonimi e Contrari. Terza edizione

  • underwear — [n] clothing worn under outerwear bikini, boxers*, boxer shorts, bra, briefs, BVDs*, corset, drawers*, intimate things, jockeys, jockey shorts, lingerie, long johns, panties, shorts, skivvies*, smallclothes, underclothes, underclothing,… …   New thesaurus

  • underwear — ► NOUN ▪ clothing worn under other clothes next to the skin …   English terms dictionary

  • underwear — [un′dər wer΄] n. clothing worn under one s outer clothes, usually next to the skin, as undershirts, undershorts, or slips …   English World dictionary

  • underwear — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ long ▪ skimpy ▪ thong (esp. AmE) ▪ bikini (AmE) ▪ thermal, warm …   Collocations dictionary

  • underwear — un|der|wear [ ʌndər,wer ] noun uncount * clothing that you wear next to your skin under your regular clothes: You ll need to take some warm underwear. in your underwear: He was standing there in his underwear …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • underwear — [[t]ʌ̱ndə(r)weə(r)[/t]] N UNCOUNT Underwear is clothing such as vests and pants which you wear next to your skin under your other clothes. ...a couple who went for a late night swim in their underwear. ...a change of underwear. Syn: underclothes …   English dictionary

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