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under +‎ thigh


underthigh (plural underthighs)

  1. The back of a person's thigh.
    • 1883, Albert Ellery Berg (ed.), The Universal Self-Instructor, New York: Thomas Kelly, “Out-Door Exercises,” p. 350,[1]
      You may walk so as to use neither calf, under-thigh, nor hip to any appreciable extent; but it is hard work to run in any way so as not to develop all three []
    • 1956, John Howard Griffin, Nuni, Boston: Houghton Mifflin, Chapter 21, p. 167,[2]
      “She is female!” he bellows, stepping over my head in a fleeting perspective of underthighs and wobbling genitals.
    • 1987, Reginald Hill, Child’s Play, New York: Macmillan, Third Act, Chapter 6, p. 160,[3]
      Dalziel [] raised his left leg to scratch his under thigh.
    • 1991, Angela Huth, Invitation to the Married Life, New York: Grove, 1992, Part 2, p. 249,[4]
      His underthighs itched against the wicker seat of his chair.
  2. The back upper portion of a pantleg or trouser leg.
    • 1841, Dennis Ellard, A New and Easy Method of the Art of Cutting, London: for the author, p. 13,[5]
      [] you will, I hope, never omit taking the hip-measure, which will produce a proportionate under-thigh: you will find at all times the under-sides, from the crutch to the hip, longer than the top sides.