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Underwear

basque

noun

a piece of women’s clothing that fits tightly from the chest to the top of the legs. It can be worn separately, often as underwear, or as the top part of a dress.

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 piece of women’s or baby’s clothing that fits tightly on the body and fastens between the legs. The American word is body suit.

boxers

noun

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

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

men’s short tight underpants, or women’s knickers

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

camiknickers

noun

a piece of women’s underwear consisting of a camisole top with knickers

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

women’s knickers or underpants

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 suspender belt

girdle

noun

a soft narrow belt that you tie round 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

a piece of underwear for a woman’s lower body. The American word is 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

a piece of underwear that covers the part of the body from the waist to the top of the legs. The American word is 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

slip

noun

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

smalls

noun

underwear

string

noun

a G-string

string vest

noun

a piece of underwear worn over the chest by some men, made of thick fibres woven so as to leave holes

suspender belt

noun

a belt that suspenders are fastened to

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 worn on the lower half of the body

undershirt

noun

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undershorts

noun

underpants

underskirt

noun

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

vest

noun

a piece of underwear for the top half of your body. The American word is undershirt.

Y-fronts

briefs for men

pre-roll

a video advertisement that appears immediately before an online video

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