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British 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.
a piece of underwear that supports a woman’s breasts. The formal word for this is brassiere.
men’s short tight underpants, or women’s knickers
British a piece of women’s underwear consisting of a camisole top with knickers
a piece of women’s underwear that covers the top part of the body, with thin straps at the shoulders
informal pieces of material that a woman puts inside her bra to make her breasts look bigger
British a piece of underwear for a woman’s lower body. The American word is panties.
British 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.
a piece of underwear, or the bottom part of a bikini, with a very narrow piece of cloth at the back
mainly Americanold-fashioned underpants
British a piece of underwear for the top half of your body. The American word is undershirt.
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