Definition of Maggie's drawers in English:

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Maggie's drawers

noun

US military slang
A red flag used to indicate a miss in target practice.
Example sentences
  • 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.

Origin

1940s: said to be in reference to a song entitled Those Old Red Flannel Drawers That Maggie Wore.

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