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bloomers

[W3 "after Mrs. Amelia Bloomer (died 1894) Am. pioneer in social reform who advocated such clothing ... a costume for women introduced about 1850 . .. full loose underpants gathered at the knee] n. women's underpants of current fashion (term considered less vulgar than drawers). (Andros, Exuma)

Tags: clothing, noun

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Last update: 2010-09-06 06:23
Author: Holm and Shilling, DBE, 1982
Revision: 1.0

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