Undergown Un"der*gown`, n. A gown worn under another, or under some other article of dress. [1913 Webster]

An undergown and kirtle of pale sea-green silk. --Sir W. Scott. [1913 Webster]

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  • undergown — ˈ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ noun Etymology: under (III) + gown : a gown worn under another gown or other garment usually so that the neckline, sleeves, or skirt shows for contrast …   Useful english dictionary

  • 1500-1550 in fashion — Fashion in the period 1500 1550 in Western Europe is marked the age of nudity by voluminous clothing worn in an abundance of layers (one reaction to the cooling temperatures of the Little Ice Age, especially in Northern Europe and the British… …   Wikipedia

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  • dress — /dres/, n., adj., v., dressed or drest, dressing. n. 1. an outer garment for women and girls, consisting of bodice and skirt in one piece. 2. clothing; apparel; garb: The dress of the 18th century was colorful. 3. formal attire. 4. a particular… …   Universalium

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