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 Plenty of dreamy trends for all body types cropped up this year, from one-shoulder numbers to lingerie-esque bikinis, and metallic one-pieces, swimwear is looking offbeat (in the best way). Erin Parker, Glamour, "The 28 Best Swimsuits to Shop for Summer 2020," 2 July 2020 Ade Hassan founded Nubian Skin to provide lingerie, hosiery, and swimwear that's accessible for people of all skin tones. Travel + Leisure Staff, Travel + Leisure, "12 Black-owned Travel, Fashion, and Accessories Brands to Know and Support," 7 July 2020 Both are using technology—and real women's measurements—to reengineer lingerie that's more size-inclusive and representative of women's bodies. Talia Abbas, Glamour, "The 33 Best Lingerie Brands to Shop in 2020," 7 July 2020 The technology is an apparel clothing as well, not just lingerie, as users claim. Mckenzie Sadeghi, USA TODAY, "Fact check: Victoria's Secret's RFID tags do not track customers," 3 July 2020 As the coronavirus razed brick-and-mortar retailers, private equity firm Sycamore Partners walked away from a $525 million pre-pandemic deal to buy a majority stake in the lingerie business of Victoria’s Secret. Lucinda Shen, Fortune, "ZoomInfo raises nearly $1 billion in its IPO," 8 June 2020 Her Room has swimwear from 28-42 back sizes and D-K cup sizes, crafted for fit, comfort and support by lingerie designers from Panache. oregonlive, "This summer’s must-buy swimwear is here and everyone’s having sales," 17 June 2020 In the video, which has since been viewed by over 10 million people and gone viral, the singer can be seen decked out in all-black Savage x Fenty lingerie, dancing to her hit song. Eliza Huber,, "Rihanna Taps Megan Thee Stallion To Be Savage X Fenty’s Brand Ambassador," 21 May 2020 The casino quickly filled with revelers and gamblers while a bartender danced, wearing lingerie and a surgical mask., "Fauci says ‘whole bunch of things’ can be done to reopen schools," 4 June 2020

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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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23 Jul 2020

Cite this Entry

“Lingerie.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Aug. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of lingerie

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

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