lingerie

noun
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

Other Words from lingerie

lingerie adjective

Examples of lingerie in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Since the launch of its Aerie Real campaign in 2014, the brand has been known for marketing products without altering models who show off its lingerie, which is made with soft fabrics and fits multiple body types. Carly Kulzer, Peoplemag, 4 Aug. 2022 The lingerie seller, which owns the Pink brand, had been hoping that a new branding campaign would reignite sales. Kathryn Hardison, WSJ, 25 Aug. 2022 But the lingerie trend presents a dilemma for mortals whose latitudes may require a personal stylist or an Olympic medal in layering. Christina Binkley, Town & Country, 23 Aug. 2022 Olivia Rodrigo just gave the lingerie trend with a bit of a Gen Z cool-girl twist. Emily Tannenbaum, Glamour, 20 Aug. 2022 The star also wore some lingerie as daywear, pairing the cutout dress with sheer, black thigh-high stockings, showing the garter band at the top, as well as chunky black Alexander Wang loafers. Quinci Legardye, Harper's BAZAAR, 20 Aug. 2022 Spears rocked high heels and red lingerie for the clip while dancing to Portugal. Ashley Iasimone, Billboard, 20 Aug. 2022 Kim Kardashian's line of shapewear and lingerie has expanded to include loungewear and pajamas like these super-cozy drawstring shorts. Alyssa Gautieri, Good Housekeeping, 16 Aug. 2022 In the mainstream, lingerie has often been presented as a heteronormative means to satisfy one’s partner, pleasuring them rather than empowering one’s self. Gianluca Russo, refinery29.com, 16 Aug. 2022 See More

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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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Last Updated

22 Sep 2022

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“Lingerie.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lingerie. Accessed 3 Oct. 2022.

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