nounUS military slang
A red flag used to indicate a miss in target practice.
- If the slang term "Maggie's drawers" was in use during World War I, the reference was probably too indelicate for many printed examples to exist.
- Evidently "Maggie's drawers" was inspired by the title of a bawdy song on that very subject.
1940s: said to be in reference to a song entitled Those Old Red Flannel Drawers That Maggie Wore.
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