Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Variant of pantie.

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  • n. A helmet cover.

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  • n. short underpants for women or children (usually used in the plural)

Etymologies

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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.

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  • Depends on where you come from; certainly does rhyme with anti- in Australia.

    December 8, 2017

  • Does not rhyme with "anti-" (ant-eye) nor with "auntie" (on-tee).

    December 8, 2017