lin·​ge·​rie | \ ˌlän-jə-ˈrā How to pronounce lingerie (audio) , ˌläⁿ-zhə- How to pronounce lingerie (audio) , -ˈrē; ˈlaⁿ-zhə-(ˌ)rē, ˈlän-jə-, ˈläⁿ-zhə-, -ˌrā \

Definition of lingerie

1 : women's intimate apparel
2 archaic : linen articles or garments

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Other Words from lingerie

lingerie adjective

Examples of lingerie in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Her Room has swimwear from 28-42 back sizes and D-K cup sizes, crafted for fit, comfort and support by lingerie designers from Panache. oregonlive, "This summer’s must-buy swimwear is here and everyone’s having sales," 17 June 2020 In the video, which has since been viewed by over 10 million people and gone viral, the singer can be seen decked out in all-black Savage x Fenty lingerie, dancing to her hit song. Eliza Huber,, "Rihanna Taps Megan Thee Stallion To Be Savage X Fenty’s Brand Ambassador," 21 May 2020 The casino quickly filled with revelers and gamblers while a bartender danced, wearing lingerie and a surgical mask., "Fauci says ‘whole bunch of things’ can be done to reopen schools," 4 June 2020 Christine's sequined confessional look, Christine's red and pink number while touring the engagement party site, Mary's classic black over lingerie in the confessional, and Christine's snakeskin blazer draped over her shoulders at the group dinner. Jean Bentley,, "R29 Binge Club: Selling Sunset Season 2 Recap," 27 May 2020 The buyout firm struck a deal in February, just as markets were reaching new highs, to acquire a majority of the lingerie brand from struggling retailer L Brands. Lucinda Shen, Fortune, "ZoomInfo raises nearly $1 billion in its IPO," 8 June 2020 In its heyday, Victoria’s Secret was the top lingerie brand, dominating the industry with its army of glamorous models and provocative undergarments. Sally Bakewell,, "Victoria’s Secret Sells Control to Sycamore; Wexner Steps Down," 8 May 2020 On Monday, the owner of Victoria's Secret called off its plan to take the lingerie brand private after sparring with its private equity partners on the deal. Julia Horowitz, CNN, "These coronavirus job losses will be permanent," 5 May 2020 After a flurry of lawsuits, L Brands, the owner of Victoria’s Secret abruptly settled its differences with the private equity firm Sycamore last week and walked away from a deal to sell control of the lingerie retailer. New York Times, "Uber’s Bid for Grubhub Shows That Deals Aren’t Dead Yet," 13 May 2020

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First Known Use of lingerie

1835, in the meaning defined at sense 2

History and Etymology for lingerie

French, from Middle French, from linge linen, from Latin lineus made of linen — more at line

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The first known use of lingerie was in 1835

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29 Jun 2020

Cite this Entry

“Lingerie.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 Jul. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of lingerie

: women's underwear and clothing that is worn in bed

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