Definitions

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  • n. Plural form of drawer.
  • n. Long underpants.
  • n. Any clothing covering the legs, such as shorts, trousers, underpants or breeches.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. underpants worn by women
  • n. underpants worn by men

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Examples

  • Most of the criticism was levied at the admittedly odd choice of a very 1940's film noir-ish photo, the antiquated use of the word 'drawers' and the total irrelevance of the headline in relation to its subject matter.

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  • He returned a short time later with the legs and drawers from a wooden desk, along with several cans of vegetables and some bottles of water from the secure room.

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  • My house is making me crazy, too, because I have never been much of a housekeeper, but it's slipping out of my control. the laundry from last week is not folded yet, so while there are clean undies, they aren't in drawers where my daughter can find them.

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  • Or maybe it just means that there are a lot of iPhone OS devices that just sit unused in drawers and boxes, because their owners upgraded to the latest model.

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  • Oak drawers is the same kind of detail, but it works because its not as intrusive as “king size bed”.

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  • It occurred to Nick that if people were put in drawers like pyjamas and you could pick them out, that would be an excellent arrangement.

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  • That would mean about 600 million fewer chargers each year stashed in drawers around the world and reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 15 to 24 million tons a year — not even to mention e-waste.

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  • It's been said there are hundreds of millions of cell phones that live in drawers, and I suspect that the 100 million iPods that have been sold were sold to perhaps 30 million households.

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  • I didn't come up through fanfic critiques, which are often the same thing; I wrote -- badly -- and I put things in drawers (literally, although these were file drawers) for a very long time.

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  • These enormous cabinets are crafted with built-in drawers and carved, or raised-panel, full-length doors.

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  • Usage: as in undergarments, pronouced "draws."

    December 8, 2006