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

Definition of lingerie

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

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Other Words from lingerie

lingerie adjective

Examples of lingerie in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web L Brands credits relaxed pandemic restrictions, government stimulus checks, and heightened momentum for its Victoria’s Secret lingerie brand for the most recent boost. - Investing Reimagined, Forbes, 21 May 2021 The appointments are tied to the completion of the spinoff of the lingerie brand to its existing shareholders, which is planned for August. Nina Trentmann, WSJ, 19 May 2021 Italian lingerie brand Intimissimi launched a new activewear capsule collection this week. Rachel Besser, Vogue, 21 Apr. 2021 Lovehoney's Big Brand Event is officially turned ON with vibrators, lubes, lingerie, and more up to 50% off. Karina Hoshikawa,, 23 Apr. 2021 Araks has mastered the art of lingerie, pajamas, and swimwear. Alexis Bennett, Vogue, 22 Apr. 2021 Xiaolu Liu, Founder of NEIWAI: NEIWAI’s greatest aspiration has always been to bring comfort to women in every aspect, but our focus has been on creating lingerie, loungewear, and sportswear that free our wearers' bodies and minds. Lauren Hallanan, Forbes, 21 Apr. 2021 The company’s other labels include Van Heusen, Izod and lingerie brands Warner’s and Olga. Jennifer Smith, WSJ, 10 Mar. 2021 Victoria’s Secret, another L Brand company which sells fragrances, lingerie, and clothing, did not do as well, with comparable sales falling by 9% for the same period. Karen Ho, Quartz, 9 Jan. 2021

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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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6 Jun 2021

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“Lingerie.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Jun. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of lingerie

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


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