Green’s Dictionary of Slang

rammies n.

[Malay rami, a Chinese and East Indian plant of the nettle family (Boehmeria nivea); thus the fine fibre of this plant, extensively employed in weaving; note rammy rousers n.]

1. (Aus./S.Afr.) trousers.

[Aus]W.H. Downing Digger Dialects 41: rammies (n.) — Breeches.
[Aus](con. WWI) A.G. Pretty Gloss. Sl. [...] in the A.I.F. 1921–1924 (rev. t/s) n.p.: rammies. Breeches.
[Aus]Mirror (Perth) 14 Sept. 17/4: Trousers were known as rammy rousers and afterwards as rammies.
[SA]H.C. Bosman Cold Stone Jug (1981) II 20: Shoes they called daisies, trousers, rammies.
[SA]C. Hope Ducktails in Gray Theatre Two (1981) 39: There where I got my charcoal rammies cut. They do twelve-inch bottoms.

2. knickers.

[Aus]T.A.G. Hungerford Riverslake 42: Elastic for the old girl’s rammies.