Is Panties a Plural Noun?

"Panties" is a plural noun. Some articles and items of clothing, like panties, are grammatically plural and only have a plural form.

"Panties" is a plural noun. Some articles and items of clothing, like panties, are grammatically plural and only have a plural form.

My panties are made of cotton.

My panty is made of cotton.

These nouns are also known as pluralia tantum (Latin for "plural only"). They usually, but not always, involve pieces of clothing that have two parts.

Your panties are in the drawer.

Remember, plural nouns take a plural verb; thus, we say "panties are" (not "panties is").

Are your panties wet?

Is your panties wet?

Be also aware that these nouns are uncountable. Don't use "a" or numbers with them. However, you can use the term "pair" to make them countable to say, for example, "a pair of panties", "two pairs of panties", etc.

There are two pairs of panties on your bed.

A partial list of pieces of clothing that are also plural nouns:

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