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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Victoria's Secret, the flagship beauty and lingerie line for L Brands Inc., LB -1.95% simply isn’t resonating with shoppers. Micah Maidenberg, WSJ, "Investors Punish L Brands After Victoria Secret’s Weakness," 12 July 2018 While Aerie has been known for featuring women of all shapes and sizes, the lingerie line just released its most inclusive campaign yet. Jessica Fecteau,, "Aerie's New Lingerie Campaign Includes Women with Disabilities and Chronic Illnesses," 12 July 2018 Her feed is a mashup of selfies, OOTDs, and photos promoting her lingerie line., "Ashley Graham Has The Career Toccara Jones Deserved," 22 June 2018 The stylish star is a master of taking lingerie pieces and wearing them boldly and effortlessly in public. Diana Shi, Teen Vogue, "Rihanna Wears a Denim Skirt as a Top While Teasing Savage x Fenty," 6 May 2018 Italian lingerie and underwear maker Intimissimi has opened a location at the Boca Raton Mall at Town Center, joining its two other Florida locations in Aventura and Kendall. Austen Erblat,, "Italian lingerie maker Intimissimi opens at Town Center mall in Boca Raton," 13 July 2018 And lingerie is never appropriate as a gift on a first date. A.a. Gill, A-LIST, "Fraught, But It Counts," 4 July 2018 Lauren Hallden, a 34-year-old tech designer who lives in Port Richmond, last fall wrote an open letter about endless lingerie ads on Instagram that’s since been read more than 200,000 times. Anna Orso,, "Can an online quiz deliver the perfect bra? These Instagram-famous companies think so," 12 June 2018 Two of them that cover clothing, including lingerie and baby clothes, were filed on Feb. 8, 2017 and registered in June and November. Time, "China Approves 13 New Ivanka Trump Trademarks in 3 Months, Adding to Conflict of Interest Questions," 28 May 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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