lingerie

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

Definition of lingerie

  1. 1 archaic :  linen articles or garments

  2. 2 :  women's intimate apparel

lingerie

adjective

Origin and Etymology of lingerie

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


First Known Use: 1835


LINGERIE Defined for English Language Learners

lingerie

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

Definition of lingerie for English Language Learners

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



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