deshabille

noun
des·​ha·​bille | \ ˌde-sə-ˈbēl How to pronounce deshabille (audio) , -ˈbil How to pronounce deshabille (audio) , -ˈbē How to pronounce deshabille (audio) \

variant of

1a archaic : negligee
b : the state of being dressed in a casual or careless style
2 : a deliberately careless or casual manner

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“Deshabille.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/deshabille. Accessed 4 Mar. 2021.

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