So, who actually says "panties" and is there another normal word for underpants that also includes men's underpants or is this it?
Chupi is men's or women's underpants.
Thanks. It's just strange that it's introduced as that and also in the dictionary I looked up.
I think "underwear" is pretty tame and non-gender specific.
Yeah it should be provided in the drop-down dictionary instead of "panties"
I meant in Swahili
Never confuse chupa with chupi. It can be very embarrassing when you ask a waiter/waitress if he or she could open your panties. #truestory
Thanks for the warning!
Should be gender neutral 'undies'
Just for reference I was told by a native speaker that it is impolite to use the word "chupi" in public. Rather, people use the phrase "nguo ya ndani".