Big List of Slang Terms for Underwear You Should Know

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When it comes to slang, there are few things as universally useful as words for your underthings. Whether you call them unmentionables, unvests, or something else entirely, your underwear is a part of you that not everyone gets to see on a regular basis – and that means there’s plenty of scope for creative slang. In this article, we’ll look at some of the weirdest, wackiest and most wonderful examples of slang for men’s and women’s underwear that we have found so far. If you know any other great slang words for underpants – or if you feel inspired to invent some yourself – let us know in the comments!

Men’s underwear

Briefs – These are the classic cotton-style unmentionables that most people will be familiar with.

Boxers – Loose underwear that covers the whole of the man’s lower half. Boxers are a favorite of many men and can come in a variety of styles and materials.

Carters – Named after Henry Carter, who invented the style of waistband, Carter’s are loose-fitting cotton briefs designed for babies and children.

Cox – This word originates from the idea that men’s underwear is like a ‘box’ for their ‘cox’ – their penis.

Drops – The name for men’s briefs that ride very low on the hips.

G-string – The type of very small underwear that dancers and gymnasts sometimes wear.

Garter – Another word for garter belt, a piece of underwear designed to hold up stockings. You only see these in vintage photos these days.

Jockey – A type of loose underwear that was once most often worn by horse riders.

Undies – The Australian, New Zealand and British word for underwear.

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Women’s underwear

Bralet – A type of women’s underwear with a wide, triangular-shaped top. Brassiere – A woman’s bra.

Brat – Loose cotton underwear that was once popular with young women.

Bridesmaid – Loose cotton underwear that was once popular with young women.

Brilliant – Loose cotton underwear that was once popular with young women.

Cantilever – A type of women’s underwear where the fabric is stretched to cover the breasts, but leaves the nipples exposed.

Corset – A type of women’s underwear with a very structured, laced design.

Dainties – Women’s underwear that was once very light and delicate.

Drawers – The American word for women’s underwear.

Garter – Another word for garter belt, a piece of underwear designed to hold up stockings. You only see these in vintage photos these days.

Garters – A type of women’s underwear with a wide band around the top.

Girdle – A type of women’s underwear that covers everything from the waist down. Mangas – Loose cotton underwear that was once popular with young women.

Panties – The American word for women’s underwear.

Peignoir – Loose cotton underwear that was once popular with young women. Petticoat – Loose cotton underwear that was once popular with young women.

Pinny – Loose cotton underwear that was once popular with young women.

Panty – The American, Canadian and Australian word for women’s underwear.

Panty girdle – A type of women’s underwear that covers everything from the waist down.

Pinky – Loose cotton underwear that was once popular with young women.

Pyjamas – Loose cotton underwear that was once popular with young women.

Robes – Loose cotton underwear that was once popular with young women.

Slip – A women’s underwear that covers the top half of the body, but not the legs.

Slip girdle – A type of women’s underwear that covers everything from the waist down.

Slips – The American word for women’s underwear.

Undies – The Australian, New Zealand and British word for underwear.

Vest – Women’s underwear that looks like a sleeveless shirt.

Wrap-around – A type of women’s underwear where the fabric is wrapped around the breasts and tied in the back.

Wraps – The American word for women’s underwear.

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Other slang for underpants

Baggy – This refers to men’s underwear that is very loose and droopy.

Bagworms – This refers to women’s underwear that is very loose and droopy.

Bib – This refers to a man’s underwear that has a large front panel.

Bibster – This refers to a woman’s underwear that has a large front panel.

Binding iron – This refers to a man’s underwear that is very tight and restrictive.

Binding iron maiden – This refers to a woman’s underwear that is very tight and restrictive.

Corset – This refers to men’s underwear that is very snug.

Corset iron – This refers to women’s underwear that is very snug.

Corset stays – This refers to men’s underwear that is very snug.

Corset stays maiden – This refers to women’s underwear that is very snug.

Corseted – This refers to men’s underwear that is very snug.

Corseted maiden – This refers to women’s underwear that is very snug.

Crutch – This refers to men’s underwear that is very long and extends down between the legs.

Crutched – This refers to men’s underwear that is very long and extends down between the legs.

Crutched maiden – This refers to women’s underwear that is very long and extends down between the legs.

Crutched together – This refers to men’s underwear that is very long and extends down between the legs.

Crutched together maiden – This refers to women’s underwear that is very long and extends down between the legs.

Riding coat – This refers to men’s underwear that is very long and extends down between the legs.

Tights – This refers to men’s underwear that is very tight.

Tights iron – This refers to women’s underwear that is very tight.

Tights iron maiden – This refers to men’s underwear that is very tight.

Tights iron maiden doll – This refers to women’s underwear that is very tight.

Tights iron maiden man – This refers to men’s underwear that is very tight.

Tights iron maiden maid – This refers to women’s underwear that is very tight.

Wing – This refers to men’s underwear that extends out like a wide band.

Butts and bottoms

Ankle spanker – A very short pair of underpants.

Bum bag – A type of bag or pouch that you wear around your waist or hips.

Bum bandit – A type of bag or pouch that you wear around your waist or hips.

Bum blaster – A type of bag or pouch that you wear around your waist or hips.

Bum berries – The name given to nasty, smelly, dirty or stinky underwear.

Bum burner – A type of bag or pouch that you wear around your waist or hips.

Bum cleaver – A type of bag or pouch that you wear around your waist or hips.

Bum clod – A type of bag or pouch that you wear around your waist or hips.

Bum clog – A type of bag or pouch that you wear around your waist or hips.

Bum flasher – A type of bag or pouch that you wear around your waist or hips.

Bum flower – A type of bag or pouch that you wear around your waist or hips.

Bum gong – A type of bag or pouch that you wear around your waist or hips.

Bum gong bag – A type of bag or pouch that you wear around your waist or hips.

Bum hamper – A type of bag or pouch that you wear around your waist or hips.

Bum hamper bag – A type of bag or pouch that you wear around your waist or hips.

And more slang terms for underwear

  • Grundies
  • Buldgie Smugglers
  • Scants
  • Y-Fronts
  • Skivvies
  • Thongs
  • Sausage Skins
  • Granny Panties
  • Briefs
  • Tighty-whities
  • Bloomers
  • Thongs
  • Smalls
  • G-String
  • Unmentionables
  • Pantaloons
  • Banana Hammock
  • Grape Smugglers
  • Ball Bags
  • Wiener Basket
  • Manhole Cover
  • Pecker Packer
  • Junk Trunks
  • Trolleys
  • Kecks
  • Underoos
  • Trunks
  • Manties
  • Truncheon Holder
  • Knickers
  • Drawers
  • Nut Huts
  • Snake Suppressors

Had enough fun with undies? Check out our funny women’s panties and funny men’s undies section so that you can laugh your ass off figuratively and even literally (but then your ass will be draggin’ so don’t do this). Have fun!

Written by Snugglepuss Williams

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