Green’s Dictionary of Slang

drawers n.

[? their being drawn on and off; the subseq. colloq. use to mean underpants does not materialize until 17C]

[mid-16C–18C] (UK Und.) stockings.

SE in slang uses

In phrases

drag one’s drawers (v.)

[1920s+] (US) to go slowly, to idle, to dawdle.

drop one’s drawers (v.)

see under drop v.1

get to the drawers (v.) [abbr. get the drawers off]

[20C+] (US black) to have sexual intercourse.

In exclamations