noun plural Date: 1925 a usually short undergarment for the lower torso ; drawers

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • underpants — (n.) 1931, from UNDER (Cf. under) + PANTS (Cf. pants). Drove out drawers, knickers in this sense …   Etymology dictionary

  • underpants — ► PLURAL NOUN ▪ an undergarment covering the lower part of the body and having two holes for the legs …   English terms dictionary

  • underpants — ☆ underpants [un′dər pants΄ ] pl.n. an undergarment, long or short, for the lower part of the body, with a separate opening for each leg …   English World dictionary

  • underpants — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ men s, women s (AmE) … OF UNDERPANTS ▪ pair PREPOSITION ▪ in your underpants …   Collocations dictionary

  • underpants — [[t]ʌ̱ndə(r)pænts[/t]] N PLURAL: also a pair of N Underpants are a piece of underwear which have two holes to put your legs through and elastic around the top to hold them up round your waist or hips. In British English, underpants refers to only …   English dictionary

  • underpants — /un deuhr pants /, n. (used with a pl. v.) drawers or shorts worn under outer clothing, usually next to the skin. [1920 25; UNDER + PANTS] * * * …   Universalium

  • underpants — noun underwear, clothing covering the lower genitalia. Syn: boxers, briefs, pants, undies, gruds, longjohns, thong, underwear …   Wiktionary

  • underpants — Kiwi (New Zealand Slang) undershorts …   English dialects glossary

  • underpants — un|der|pants [ˈʌndəpænts US ər ] n [plural] 1.) BrE a short piece of underwear worn by men under their trousers 2.) AmE a short piece of underwear worn under trousers by men or women …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • underpants — un|der|pants [ ʌndər,pænts ] noun plural underwear for men and women worn on the lower half of the body …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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