Etymology: w:Victorian Era, Victorian Era euphemism, specifically the category of euphemism known as indirection (cf. privates, behind, sleep together). First intended meaning was "trousers", attested from 1823. Meaning "underwear" is recorded from 1910.
- (plurale tantum) undergarments, underwear, drawers
- (plurale tantum, obsolete) breeches, trousers
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