Underwear vs Outerwear - What's the difference?

underwear | outerwear |


As nouns the difference between underwear and outerwear

is that underwear is clothes worn next to the skin, underneath outer clothing while outerwear is clothing (such as a dress) worn over one's underwear.

underwear

English

Noun

(en-noun)
  • Clothes worn next to the skin, underneath outer clothing.
  • * 2006 , Toni L. Meilleur, Tournament of Fire
  • “A thong,” she answered him breathlessly. Now completely turned on by the fact that his man was sniffing her underwear and grinning like a tiger that took down its prey. That is if tigers could smile and still look sexy.
  • Underpants (boxers, briefs, panties, etc) and bras.
  • Synonyms

    * shreddies * underclothes * undergarments * undies * See also

    outerwear

    English

    Noun

    (-)
  • clothing (such as a dress) worn over one's underwear
  • clothing (such as a rain jacket) worn over one's clothes, to protect them (e.g. against rain) when outside