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An undergarment covering the lower part of the torso and having two holes for the legs.
- ‘Beside the shorts and shirt they wore, all they had was a pair of slacks, a sweater, a change of socks and underpants.’
- ‘He had a shirt on and underpants and I kept telling him not to go back into the house, but he wanted some trousers to wear.’
- ‘They should have known better than to mess with a man who wears his underpants over his trousers.’
- ‘I'm even going to stop wearing pyjamas and sleep in my underpants!’
- ‘Meanwhile, there's the small matter of underwear - how does one find a pair of underpants to fit?’
- ‘Now, surely I'm not the only one who cuts up his old underpants to make dusters, am I?’
- ‘It is 2pm and I am sat in my parent's living room, wearing my underpants and one sock, talking to one of the cats.’
We take a look at several popular, though confusing, punctuation marks.
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The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.