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

Definition of lingerie 

1 archaic : linen articles or garments

2 : women's intimate apparel

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lingerie adjective

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This particular type of lingerie isn't one that's necessarily touched by trends. Glamour, "How to Shop for Bridal Lingerie That Feels Cool, Not Corny," 29 June 2018 This week, UnderHER World is taking down the taboo of lingerie through personal stories, shoppable roundups, and a closer look at what lies underneath. Connie Wang,, "10 Women Share Their Sexy Selfie Tips," 25 June 2018 Earlier that year, thieves stole $7,200 worth of lingerie, according to the station. Joe Marusak, charlotteobserver, "The underwear here keeps disappearing. It's been happening for years.," 20 June 2018 Bluebella: Get incredibly dreamy lingerie and intimates at 20% off sitewide until November 26. Glamour, "All The Cyber Monday Fashion Deals You Need to Know," 25 Nov. 2018 In another post, Emily showed off the back of her lingerie set, tagging her line’s brand-new Instagram handle in the photo: @mrata. De Elizabeth, Teen Vogue, "Emily Ratajkowski Teases Lingerie Collection M/RATA," 17 Nov. 2018 Most mastectomy patients directed me to AnaOno, which is a line of lingerie and loungewear specifically designed for women like me. Suzanne Zuppello, SELF, "How I Found the Right Bras After Mastectomy and Reconstruction," 25 Oct. 2018 Slick Woods was one of two pregnant women to walk in Rihanna’s Fenty x Savage lingerie show. Erica Gonzales, Harper's BAZAAR, "Model and Mom Valeria Garcia Opens Up About Wearing a Breast Pump on the Runway," 11 Oct. 2018 Rihanna unleashed the wild beast in a lush tropical land to debut her second season of Savage x Fenty lingerie and loungewear. Fox News, "Rihanna surprises fans with Gigi and Bella Hadid in her Savage X Fenty runway show," 13 Sep. 2018

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First Known Use of lingerie

1835, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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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English Language Learners Definition of lingerie

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

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