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underwear, underclothes, underclothingnoun
undergarment worn next to the skin and under the outer garments
Clothes worn next to the skin, underneath outer clothing.
Etymology: From. Compare ondergoed, Unterwäsche, underkläder.
Underwear, underclothing, or undergarments are items of clothing worn beneath outer clothes, usually in direct contact with the skin, although they may comprise more than a single layer. They serve to keep outer clothing from being soiled or damaged by bodily excretions, to lessen the friction of outerwear against the skin, to shape the body, and to provide concealment or support for parts of it. In cold weather, long underwear is sometimes worn to provide additional warmth. Special types of undergarments have religious significance. Some items of clothing are designed as undergarments, while others, such as T-shirts and certain types of shorts, are appropriate both as underwear and outerwear. If made of suitable material or textile, some underwear can serve as nightwear or swimwear, and some undergarments are intended for sexual attraction or visual appeal. Undergarments are generally of two types, those that are worn to cover the torso and those that are worn to cover the waist and legs, although there are also underclothes which cover both. Different styles of underwear are generally worn by females and males. Undergarments commonly worn by females today include bras and panties (knickers in British English), while males often wear classic briefs, boxer briefs, or boxer shorts. Items worn by both sexes include T-shirts, sleeveless shirts (also called singlets, tank tops, A-shirts, or vests), bikini underpants, thongs, G-strings and T-fronts.
Underwear is a category of clothing items worn underneath other garments, directly against the skin, and usually not visible to others. These items serve to protect outer garments from the body's sweat and skin shedding, provide comfort, shape the body, and maintain personal hygiene. It typically includes items such as briefs, boxers, panties, bras, undershirts, and lingerie.
that which is worn under the outside clothing; underclothes
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
un′dėr-wār, n. garments worn under others, underclothing.
A type of clothing.
Everyone wears underwear on their body.
Submitted by MaryC on February 29, 2020
The numerical value of underwear in Chaldean Numerology is: 9
The numerical value of underwear in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1
Our people don't want to be registered with Danish unions because the Danish collective agreement -- which has been such a success on world-leading Danish airlines like Cimber Air, Sterling, Maersk, all of whom bestride the aviation globe as international colossi -- would require us to cut their pay, our pay is higher than the Danish collective agreement, but we would have to then pay for things like their underwear -- they have an underwear allowance because that's what's in the Danish collective agreement -- and, frankly, our pilots and cabin crew would rather buy their own knickers as long as we pay them more money.
There was literally no new underwear to give to these people, it's a sign of dignity for anyone who has lost everything... to have underwear makes you feel better, and it makes you feel a little normal. So we were anxious to help out.
Kids who are at risk need every kind of resource that their families can not afford to get them, underwear is just an overlooked item, and it's super expensive. So, the parents who are struggling financially tend to think,' You can't see the underwear, so it'll be okay.'.
Half the world does not know the joys of wearing cotton underwear. (promoting US exports, as quoted in Time)
Men want the same thing from women that they want from their underwear... a little support, comfort, and freedom.
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- الملابس الداخليةArabic
- ніжняя бялізнаBelarusian
- roba interiorCatalan, Valencian
- spodní prádloCzech
- ropa interiorSpanish
- fo-aodachScottish Gaelic
- fehérnemű, alsóneműHungarian
- biancheria intima, intimo, mutandeItalian
- საცვალი, პერანგის ამხანაგი, ტრუსიკიGeorgian
- ËnnerwäschLuxembourgish, Letzeburgesch
- долна облекаMacedonian
- ħwejjeġ ta' taħtMaltese
- underty, undertøyNorwegian Nynorsk
- roupa de baixo, roupa interior, roupa íntimaPortuguese
- indispensabili, chiloți, izmene, lenjerie de corpRomanian
- нижнее бельёRussian
- donje rublje, доње рубљеSerbo-Croatian
- spodná bielizeňSlovak
- iç çamaşırıTurkish
- нижня білизнаUkrainian
- quần áo lótVietnamese
- niblit, sleafablitVolapük
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