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Underwear

bloomers

noun

an old-fashioned piece of women’s underwear that is loose and covers the area from the waist to the knees

body

noun

a body suit

body suit

noun

a piece of women’s clothing that fits tightly on the main part of the body and fastens between the legs

boxers

noun

men’s underwear that looks like a pair of short loose pants

bra

noun

a piece of underwear that supports a woman’s breasts. The formal word for this is brassiere.

brassiere

noun

a bra

briefs

noun

short tight underpants for men,

bustier

noun

a piece of clothing for women that fits close to the top part of the body and does not cover the shoulders or arms

BVDs

a type of underpants

camisole

noun

a piece of women’s underwear that covers the top part of the body, with thin straps at the shoulders

chemise

noun

a long loose dress or piece of underwear, worn by women

corset

noun

a stiff piece of underwear worn by women to make their waists look thin, especially in the past

drawers

noun

panties or underwear

falsies

noun

pieces of material that a woman puts inside her bra to make her breasts look bigger

foundation garment

noun

a piece of underwear that women wore, especially in the past, to give their body more shape or support

garter belt

noun

a piece of women’s underwear worn around the waist, with garters hanging down that are fastened to stockings to prevent them from falling down. The British word is suspender belt.

girdle

noun

a soft narrow belt that you tie around your waist

G-string

noun

a very small piece of cloth that covers the sexual organs with a very narrow piece of cloth at the back and around the waist

knickers

noun

panties

linen

noun

an old word meaning “underwear”

lingerie

noun

underwear and clothing to sleep in for women

panties

noun

a piece of women’s underwear that covers the part of the body from the waist to the top of the legs

pants

noun

underpants

petticoat

noun

a piece of women’s underwear that is like a thin loose skirt or dress with no sleeves

shapewear

noun

underwear that is designed to change the shape of your body and make it look slimmer

shorts

noun

men’s underwear

skivvies

noun

underwear, usually for men

slip

noun

a piece of women’s underwear consisting of a loose skirt or dress with no sleeves

string

noun

a G-string

teddy

noun

a piece of women’s underwear that covers the upper body and fastens between the legs

thong

noun

a piece of underwear, or the bottom part of a bikini, with a very narrow piece of cloth at the back

underpants

noun

underwear for men and women worn on the lower half of the body

undershirt

noun

underwear that you wear on the top half of your body, covering your chest, back, and stomach. The British word is vest.

undershorts

noun

short pants worn by men or boys as underwear

underskirt

noun

a piece of women’s underwear that looks like a skirt and is worn under another skirt

underwire

noun

a bra that has two curved metal wires sewn into it that support a woman’s breasts

vest

noun

an undershirt

Y-fronts

briefs for men

pre-cation

a paid holiday given to a new employee before they start their job

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