negligee

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noun neg·li·gee \ˌne-glə-ˈzhā, ˈne-glə-ˌzhā\
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negligé

Definition of negligee

  1. 1 :  a woman's long flowing usually sheer dressing gown

  2. 2 :  carelessly informal or incomplete attire

Origin and Etymology of negligee

French négligé, from past participle of négliger to neglect, from Latin neglegere


First Known Use: 1756


NEGLIGEE Defined for English Language Learners

negligee

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noun neg·li·gee \ˌne-glə-ˈzhā, ˈne-glə-ˌzhā\

Definition of negligee for English Language Learners

  • : a long piece of clothing made of a thin material (such as silk) that is worn in bed by women


NEGLIGEE Defined for Kids

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noun neg·li·gee \ˌne-glə-ˈzhā\

Definition of negligee for Students

  1. :  a woman's loose robe made of thin material



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