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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Meanwhile, Disick’s ex-girlfriend Kourtney Kardashian refrained from directing a message toward her 24-year-old boyfriend model Younes Bendjima, but did share a saucy lingerie photo on Instagram. Alexia Fernandez,, "Sofia Richie Wishes 'Babe' Scott Disick a Happy Valentine's Day on Instagram," 15 Feb. 2018 Shoe designer Chloe Gosselin and lingerie designer Morgan Lane met while competing against one another. Brooke Bobb, Vogue, "Two Former Vogue/CFDA Fashion Fund Finalists Have Teamed Up to Design The Ultimate Summer Style Kit," 1 Apr. 2019 The lingerie fit pros at ThirdLove make a business out of getting shoppers into the right bras, and offered to share their diagrams identifying what each breast type looks like (and which bra's best for 'em) with us. Glamour, "Are You Wearing the Right Bra for Your Breast Type?," 28 Mar. 2019 In the last two years the lingerie giant has lost two of their longtime Angels Adriana Lima and Alessandra Ambrosio,. Chrissy Rutherford, Harper's BAZAAR, "Barbara Palvin is the Newest Victoria's Secret Angel," 14 Mar. 2019 This year, Vanity Fair celebrates 100 years of designing elegant and always-innovative lingerie. Vogue, "The True History of the Ultimate Wardrobe Essential—Your Bra," 11 Mar. 2019 And right now, the site is having a sale with discounts including 25 percent off all best sellers, 20 percent off Dominix Bondage Gear and Bondage Boutiques, and even 20 percent of select Lovehoney lingerie. Sophie Saint Thomas, Allure, "Online Sex Toy Boutique Lovehoney Is Having a Sale on Some of Our Favorite Vibrators," 8 Mar. 2019 Trust us, these Valentine's Day lingerie looks are too good to only wear during foreplay. Talia Abbas, SELF, "19 Valentine’s Day Lingerie Looks You Should Wear This Feb. 14 Because You Love Your Damn Self," 6 Feb. 2019 Willing to point out the hypocrisies inherent in the airbrushed perfection that has become a commodity on social media, Jamil has become a voice of reason online, a fact that caught the attention of Aerie, the lingerie brand whose recent? Janelle Okwodu, Vogue, "Jameela Jamil Is a Force for Revolutionary Self-Acceptance," 25 Feb. 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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