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 Underneath her jacket, Cyrus wore black lingerie and fishnet stockings, while Simpson went shirtless with leather pants. Claudia Harmata,, "Miley Cyrus and Cody Simpson Hang Out with Her Sister Noah and Mom Tish as She Calls Him 'My Baby'," 2 Nov. 2019 The competition comes down to Hannah Ann, who is a professional model, and Victoria F., who is extremely nervous about walking the runway but ends up modeling in lingerie and kissing Peter in front of everyone. Lia Beck,, "The Bachelor Season 24, Episode 2 Recap: Please Ignore The Hannah Behind The Curtain," 13 Jan. 2020 Bare Necessities: For all your lingerie, shapewear and underwear needs, Bare Necessities is offering 25% off sitewide, plus free two-day shipping. Staff, CNN Underscored, "Cyber Monday 2019: 100+ of the best deals you can start shopping now," 1 Dec. 2019 The annual show featured the world's top supermodels, such as Naomi Campbell, Gisele Bundchen, and Adriana Lima, walking the runway in angel wings while modeling lingerie and sleepwear. Samantha Lauriello,, "The 2019 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show Is Canceled After Facing Backlash for Lack of Body Diversity," 22 Nov. 2019 According to WWD, Hadid spoke at the Vogue Fashion Festival in Paris this week, and opened up about hitting the runway in her lingerie. Amy Mackelden, Harper's BAZAAR, "Bella Hadid "Never Felt Powerful" in Lingerie at Victoria's Secret Fashion Shows," 16 Nov. 2019 According to the firm TJI Research, Amazon itself offers at least seven hundred and eighty private-label or Amazon-exclusive brands, hawking everything from furniture to lingerie and baby wipes. Anna Wiener, The New Yorker, "What an Amazon Fulfillment Center Tour Reveals," 4 Nov. 2019 The inclusion Rihanna offers, both in lingerie and her makeup line, Fenty Beauty, remains rare. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Amazon Prime Video to stream Rihanna’s lingerie show," 18 Sep. 2019 Rihanna believes women of all shapes, colors and sizes should be celebrated, and that spirit of inclusion has made her lingerie and beauty lines massive successes. Gary Gerard Hamilton,, "Amazon Prime to stream Rihanna’s next-level lingerie show," 18 Sep. 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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8 Feb 2020

Cite this Entry

“Lingerie.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Feb. 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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