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

Definition of lingerie

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

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lingerie adjective

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Carine Roitfeld is making the case for wearing lingerie with suiting. Glamour, "The Best Street Style From Haute Couture Fashion Week," 3 July 2019 For her Cincinnati Reds lingerie set: Get intimate with your favorite Cincinnati sports team with this number that's also available in Bengals and Bearcats colors. Noelle Zielinski,, "You're gonna love what you can find on Etsy when you search for 'Cincinnati'," 30 June 2019 While some of Stormi's aunts showered her with love on IG, Kourtney posted a hot pic of herself wearing gorge lingerie. Yerin Kim, Seventeen, "10 Times the Kardashians Hilariously Clapped Back At Instagram Haters," 19 Mar. 2019 As many people bundle up in near-arctic temperatures around the country, Kendall Jenner is celebrating the holiday season by hitting the Malibu beaches wearing actual lingerie. Avery Matera, Teen Vogue, "Kendall Jenner Wore Lingerie on the Beach and It Was Genius," 19 Dec. 2018 The model and reality star strutted on the VS runway in New York City this evening, wearing black lacy lingerie with a sequined black sheer turtleneck top and embellished black booties. Erica Gonzales, Harper's BAZAAR, "See Kendall Jenner at the 2018 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show," 9 Nov. 2018 At New York Fashion Week, Rihanna unleashed the wild beast with women of all shapes, sizes and colors on the runway for her second season of Savage x Fenty lingerie line. Maeve Mcdermott, USA TODAY, "Rihanna tops Forbes' list of wealthiest female musicians with eye-popping $600 million," 13 Sep. 2018 Buckingham Palace has terminated a decades-long agreement with luxury lingerie company Rigby & Peller, the BBC reports. Tess Koman, Cosmopolitan, "The Queen Fired Her Longtime Royal Bra-Fitter After She Wrote a Juicy Tell-All," 12 Jan. 2018 Carroll said that Trump asked her to help him buy a present for a woman and eventually coaxed her into trying on some lingerie. William Cummings, USA TODAY, "Writer E. Jean Carroll made a claim of sexual assault against Trump. Here's what we know," 25 June 2019

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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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English Language Learners Definition of lingerie

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

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