Different and Creative Names for Underwear
What They Call Underwear in Scotland
To make some extra money when I was a teenager, a very long time ago, I got myself a part-time job setting up stall and selling shoes in an open-air market. Every Saturday without fail I was there, in rain, hail or snow—I live in Scotland, and that is our typical weather.
To cut a long story short, the lady in the market stall next door sold ladies' underwear. To attract customers to her wares, every few minutes she would scream at the top of her lungs, "Knickers down today ladies!" Women and especially men would stop dead in their tracks and look around to see what was going on until the lady stall followed up with "All ladies' knickers half price today! Three pairs for a knicker." A knicker is a slang term for £1.00.
When I remember this, I starting wondering about how we all wear underwear on a daily basis but all have different names for what we wear beneath our regular clothes.
Alternative Words for a Bra
- Dumpling Holders
- Booby Blankets
- Honker Hankies
- Titty Tamers
- Titty Tents
- Breast Bags
Slang Terms for a Lady's Bra
Most women would tell you that their bra is an essential part of their wardrobe, so much so that a staggering 83% of women would not leave the home without wearing one.
There are many nicknames for the faithful brassiere—some rude, some crude and some that are just downright funny.
The Hotter Harness
Over-the-Shoulder Boulder Holder
The Rack Pack
Double-Barreled Booby Holsters
The Chest Rest
A family friend who was breastfeeding her son came up with the name "Tupperware," for her feeding bra. When I asked her why, she replied, "Well, you open it up and the food comes out!"
Alternative Names for Ladies' Knickers
Police Line (Do Not Cross)
Passion Killers (Granny Panties)
Butt Flossers (Thong)
Slang Names for Ladies Knickers
There are many different types of ladies' knickers, and of course, they are also called by many different names such as briefs or panties. When the imagination is allowed to run wild, however, ladies' knickers become a thing of mythical legend with some wonderfully weird names.
Alternative Names For Male Underwear
Top 10 Funny Names for Male Underwear
- Banana Hammock
- Grape Smugglers
- Ball Bags
- Wiener Basket
- Nut Huts
- Budgie Smugglers
- Snake Suppressors
- Manhole Covers
- Pecker Packer
- Junk Trunks
Slang Term for Men's Underwear
Are you a boxers or a briefs types of guy? As with the ladies, there are many different types of men's underwear. In a recent survey, it was found that Australian men have over 80 different names for their underpants.
After Michael Hirschey gave Erik Kurtis Low a wedgie on May 8, 2003, Low fatally shot him. The prosecutor for the case said in his closing arguments “Receiving a wedgie is not a reason to kill somebody.”
How Do You Refer to Your Underwear?
These are the words that I've heard people use to refer to their underwear. However, if know of any that I've missed, please share your funny underwear names in the comments below—let's keep the list growing!