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  • WordNet 3.6
    • n underwear undergarment worn next to the skin and under the outer garments
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Average number of days a West German goes without washing his underwear: 7
    • n Underwear That which is worn under the outside clothing; underclothes.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Forty percent of Americans iron their clothes while wearing their underwear or being completely naked
    • n underwear A wearing under the outer clothing: as, clothes suited for underwear.
    • n underwear Undergarments; underclothes in general: a trade term.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Hundreds of years ago, only the wealthy people used to wear underwear
    • n Underwear un′dėr-wār garments worn under others, underclothing.
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  • Woody Allen
    “I don't believe in an after life, although I am bringing a change of underwear.”
  • Bertolt Brecht
    “From the cradle to the coffin underwear comes first.”
  • Angela Carter
    “Women's sexy underwear is a minor but significant growth industry of late-twentieth-century Britain in the twilight of capitalism.”
  • Helen Nielsen
    Helen Nielsen
    “Humility is like underwear; essential, but indecent if it shows.”


In literature:

We opened at Upper Sandusky, in a store room, with a stock of notions, hosiery and underwear, but from the very first began losing money.
"Twenty Years of Hus'ling" by J. P. Johnston
In the pillow-case in the squad-bag, shoes, trousers, change of underwear and socks, towel, writing materials, sewing things.
"At Plattsburg" by Allen French
Summer underwear is very cheap, and you can get a light merino suit for one dollar.
"The Complete Bachelor" by Walter Germain
Shirts, underwear, socks, etc., should be carefully folded and put away neatly.
"Manual of Military Training" by James A. Moss
You bought twenty-two pairs of shoes, thirty-six shirts and forty-five suits of underwear.
"Wanted--7 Fearless Engineers!" by Warner Van Lorne
I'm going to have some pretty underwear, too, and a grey travelling dress.
"Master of the Vineyard" by Myrtle Reed
Now she thought of what she was going to do at the factory the next day, of the skirt and waist that she would make, of her underwear.
"Nobody's Girl" by Hector Malot
Sam could sell winter underwear in hell.
"Otherwise Phyllis" by Meredith Nicholson
Auntie Janet dosed him with medicine and compelled him to wear heavier underwear.
"In Orchard Glen" by Marian Keith
It had on a pretty muslin dress and sash, and nice embroidered underwear, just like any fashionable young lady.
"Harper's Young People, December 16, 1879" by Various
I have read that a woman should not bathe or change her underwear while menstruating.
"What a Young Woman Ought to Know" by Mary Wood-Allen
Your wardrobe may consist of only one cotton wrapper and flour-sack underwear.
"A California Girl" by Edward Eldridge
Men's Shirts, Ties, Underwear, Hosiery.
"Astounding Stories of Super-Science February 1930" by Various
The warm June days had come; he had changed his underwear.
"The Trimming of Goosie" by James Hopper
She decided that a mother would be allowed to give her son new underwear.
"Astounding Stories of Super-Science April 1930" by Various
Boy Scout Underwear suggested by Master Charles S. Bailey of Troop 2, Boy Scouts of America, Fort Plain, N. Y.
"Boy Scouts Handbook" by Boy Scouts of America
The underwear might have been of red gold instead of red flannel.
"Mixed Faces" by Roy Norton
Susan Walton, clad in only her essential underwear, lay flat upon her back on the floor.
"The Co-Citizens" by Corra Harris
Be sure and keep on your heavy underwear until the end of April, and don't wash your hair too often.
"A Canadian Bankclerk" by J. P. Buschlen
Under a folded pile of clean underwear I found a flat half-empty bottle of whiskey.
"The Planet Savers" by Marion Zimmer Bradley

In poetry:

Up North in the frozen Klondyke
Where buffaloes all roam free
And the moths get into your underwear
And ruin your pedigree.
"Call Of The Yukon" by Billy Bennett
Fly if your pigtail catches fire
Dive down the nearest sink
Remember if you wash a pancake
It's underwear's sure to shrink.
"Devil May Not Care" by Billy Bennett
Her pinafore she next unties,
And then before we realise,
Her dress drops down;
Her panties and her brassiere,
Her chemise and her underwear
Are round her strown.
"Strip Teaser" by Robert W Service
Like the gaze if small children
you know all about me.
You have worn my underwear.
You have read my newspaper.
You have seen my father whip me.
You have seen my stroke my father's whip.
"The Death Baby" by Anne Sexton
I see them from my iron cage,
Their faces looking up in rage,
And then I call ‘First floor!
Perfume and ladies’ underwear!’
‘No sir, Up only. Use the stair.’
And up again we soar.
"The Lift Man" by Sir John Betjeman

In news:

Man tells passenger to stuff drugs in her underwear .
Katy Perry gave Obama 'lucky' underwear before election: report.
Women Skydive In Their Underwear .
Two brave female photographers are inviting women to face their fears by jumping out of an airplane…in their underwear .
Hot chicks skydiving in their underwear .
Happy Friday, here are some chicks skydiving in their underwear .
Lewd acts alleged during bar's ' underwear night'.
He swiped women's underwear from a dorm laundry.
New York Needs New Underwear .
Student sentenced for underwear thefts.
A University of Missouri sophomore was sentenced to two years of unsupervised probation after admitting to stealing numerous pairs of women's underwear from a Hatch Hall laundry facility in May.
Freegun Underwear is proud to congratulate our off-road team rider Kurt Caselli for his second consecutive AMA NHHA Championship.
First-time voters in LA care about tougher issues than underwear .
A San Francisco website is using images of Mitt and Ann Romney to sell 'magical Mormon underwear.
Store of Lingerie owner Jeanie Peterson talks fifteen years of underwear and atmosphere.

In science:

DµΦADµΦA + i ¯ψ 6 Dψ + F AFA 3 ‘When a French super-march´e carries not only food and drink but also car spares, garden furniture and ladies’ underwear, it becomes an hyper-marche´e.
N=2 Supersymmetry and de Sitter space