Definition of Drawers

1. Noun. Underpants worn by men.

Exact synonyms: Boxers, Boxershorts, Shorts, Underdrawers
Generic synonyms: Underpants
Language type: Plural, Plural Form

2. Noun. Underpants worn by women. "She was afraid that her bloomers might have been showing"
Exact synonyms: Bloomers, Knickers, Pants
Generic synonyms: Underpants
Language type: Plural, Plural Form

Definition of Drawers

1. Noun. (plural of drawer) ¹

2. Noun. (pluralonly) Long underpants. ¹

3. Noun. (slang) Any clothing covering the legs, such as shorts, trousers, underpants or breeches. ¹

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Definition of Drawers

1. drawer [n] - See also: drawer

Lexicographical Neighbors of Drawers

drawer sign
drawer test
drawers (current term)
drawing-room car
drawing board
drawing boards
drawing card
drawing chalk

Literary usage of Drawers

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Colonial Furniture in America by Luke Vincent Lockwood (1921)
"Ill CHESTS OF drawers THE evolution of the chest of drawers from the chest with drawers was natural and practicable. ..."

2. The Furniture of Our Forefathers by Esther Singleton, Russell Sturgis (1913)
"Then came more drawers, till '•••e have a bewildering array o.4 chest with drawers, ... As the century advanced, the drawers multiplied, and this piece of ..."

3. United States Supreme Court Reports by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company, United States Supreme Court (1912)
"Attached to each bill of exchange was a bill of lading for two hundred barrels of flour, shipped, as therein represented, by the drawers of the bills of ..."

4. An American Glossary by Richard Hopwood Thornton (1912)
"1853 There's a chest of drawers to set against the door ; so you'll be free from intrusion.—' Life Scenes,' p. 48. 1856 He sticks and catches just like an ..."

5. Clothing for Women; Selection, Design, Construction: A Practical Manual for by Laura Irene Baldt (1916)
"Designing drawers.—The type and cut of the drawers may be left to individual choice; either closed or open drawers may be cut on straight or circular lines. ..."

6. Merchants' Magazine and Commercial Review by William B. Dana (1840)
"This action was brought to recover back the excess of duties demanded by the defendant, collector of New York, upon knit shirts and drawers. ..."

7. Antique Furniture by Frederick William Burgess (1915)
"THE CHEST OF drawers. The chest was furnished with a drawer in Cromwellian days ; it then became a chest with drawers, and a little later a chest of drawers ..."

8. The Diary and Letters of His Excellency Thomas Hutchinson ... Captain by Thomas Hutchinson, Peter Orlando Hutchinson (1884)
"4 10 6 chairs 1 10 drawers and table 2 — Looking glass ... 10 10 Chest of drawers and table ... 4 — Looking glass 2 10 6 chairs 1 10 31 — 17 10 18 10 ..."

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