What is the origin of the term "drawers", in reference to underwear?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    Oh snap I never thought about it but I call my underwears drawers often and now to find out it from womens underwear SNAP!!!! Dang I might have to go back to calling them underwears or boxers or boxer-briefs LOL thanks for the info..

  • 1 decade ago

    The corset was usually worn over a thin shirt-like garment of cotton or muslin called a shift. In the latter half of the 19th Century, long drawers, called pantalettes or pantaloons, often accompanied the shift to keep the legs out of sight as skirts styles got shorter.

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