One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Underpants or knickers.
- ‘At Marks and Spencer's I bought a peach-coloured vest and trollies to match with insertions of lace.’
- ‘Knickers, underpants, trolleys or kecks, call them what you will.’
- ‘The next thing I know she's got hold of the waist band of my trolleys and she's yanking them upwards.’
- ‘I mean, how fast will your desire wither when you see that tall, dark, handsome Lothario emerging from a cubicle with an Evening Times under his arm as he fumbles with his trollies?’
Late 19th century (originally dialect): of uncertain origin.
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