Definition of lingerie
1 archaic : linen articles or garments
2 : women's intimate apparel
Recent Examples of lingerie from the Web
The adult businesses were fixtures for many years: Log Cabin Adult Theater, Dreamers Video, Christal’s lingerie and novelties, Show Time Cabaret, New Video and Fantasy Foxx, which featured nude dancing.
Now available at forloveandlemons.com, the lingerie pieces are priced from $75 to $190 and the dresses run from $250 to $800.
Many mitigate their nudity with bathing suits, lingerie and/or body paint.
This wide variety of bathing wear is available at Birdies (116 W. 18th St.) in the Crossroads, in addition to an extensive lingerie selection.
Put on some Frank Ocean, light a candle, throw on some lingerie just because.
No more making do with the Sears catalog or the Macy’s lingerie ad in the Sunday paper — today’s young adults come of age with images of double penetration, ATM (don’t ask) and hard-core gonzo (ditto).
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Origin and Etymology of lingerie
French, from Middle French, from linge linen, from Latin lineus made of linen — more at line
First Known Use: 1835
LINGERIE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of lingerie for English Language Learners
: women's underwear and clothing that is worn in bed
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