Usage note
The words "bombacha" and "bombachas" can be used interchangeably in Spanish to refer to a single pair of panties or pants.
A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
1. (underwear) (Southern Cone)
a. panties
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
Compré un par de bombachas de lycra y encaje y un brassier que le hace juego.I bought a pair of lycra and lace panties, and a matching bra.
b. knickers (United Kingdom)
Tu falda es muy transparente y se te ve la bombacha.Your skirt is really see-through and you can see your knickers.
2. (clothing)
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
a. baggy pants
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
No me gustan las bombachas. Prefiero los pantalones ajustados.I don't like baggy pants. I like tight pants better.
b. baggy trousers (United Kingdom)
El jinete llevaba puestas bombachas y una camisa de dril.The horserider was wearing baggy trousers and a drill shirt.
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (braga) (River Plate)
a. knickers (United Kingdom)
b. panties
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
bombachasloose trousers worn by gauchos
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