Etymology
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drawers (n.)

"garments that are pulled (or 'drawn') on;" 1560s, agent noun from draw (v.).

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Definitions of drawers

drawers (n.)
underpants worn by men;
Synonyms: underdrawers / shorts / boxers / boxershorts
drawers (n.)
(used in the plural) underpants worn by women;
Synonyms: bloomers / pants / knickers
From wordnet.princeton.edu