One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A woman's elasticized undergarment combining girdle and panties.
girdle, foundation garment, foundation, support garment, corseletteView synonyms
- ‘The increasing popularity of miniskirts, tights and trousers for women... led to the demise of the suspender belt and the growth in demand for bras and pantie girdles.’
- ‘A lot of girls/women did wear stockings under trousers in the 50s and 60s even though, in Britain, pantie girdles were not common, so the stockings had to be held up with an open girdle or suspender belt.’
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