Panty meaning

păntē
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Short underpants for women or children.
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(usually in the plural, or in compounds) An article of clothing worn as underpants by women. [from the 20th c.]
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(informal, roller derby) A helmet cover.
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Origin of panty

  • Diminutive of pant

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Recorded since 1845 in the plural, meaning "drawers for men", a derogatory diminutive of pants (the shortening of pantaloons); meaning "underpants for women or children" first recorded 1908.

    From Wiktionary