unmentionables


unmentionables

adjective

  1. not mentionable; inappropriate, unfit, or improper for mention, as in polite conversation; unspeakable.

noun

  1. something that is not to be mentioned: That subject was classed among the unmentionables.
  2. unmentionables,
    1. undergarments.
    2. (formerly) trousers or breeches.

pl n

  1. mainly jocular underwear

adjective

    1. unsuitable or forbidden as a topic of conversation
    2. (as noun)the unmentionable

adj.1837, from un- (1) “not” + mentionable. Unmentionables “trousers” is attested from 1823; meaning “underwear” is recorded from 1910.

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