negligee

noun neg·li·gee \ ˌne-glə-ˈzhā , ˈne-glə-ˌzhā \
variants: or less commonly negligé

Definition of negligee

1 :a woman's long flowing usually sheer dressing gown
2 :carelessly informal or incomplete attire

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Origin and Etymology of negligee

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


NEGLIGEE Defined for English Language Learners

negligee

noun

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

negligee

noun neg·li·gee \ ˌne-glə-ˈzhā \

Definition of negligee for Students

:a woman's loose robe made of thin material


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