Definition of tighty-whities in English:

Share this entry


Pronunciation: /ˌtītēˈ(h)wīdēz/

Entry from US English dictionary


informal Men’s white cotton briefs.
Example sentences
  • ‘I used to go over to his house to take dictation, and he'd answer the door in his tighty-whities,’ she recalls of her boss.
  • ‘My husband wears tighty-whities,’ she giggled, bending over in hysterics.
  • It's a pity the photo doesn't capture the tighty-whities visible through the open sides of the dungarees - those really drew the whole costume together.

For editors and proofreaders

Syllabification: tigh·ty-whi·ties

Share this entry

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.