Definition of negligee
1 : a woman's long flowing usually sheer dressing gown
2 : carelessly informal or incomplete attire
Recent Examples of negligee from the Web
Well in Texas, that flimsy negligee of a justification didn't stay on long.
How about photographing her and Eva in their negligees, lounging on beds?
The show opens with a series of hazy black-and-white photographs from 1969 that capture the artist’s reclusive mother in a frothy negligee, moving about a dim, somewhat bedraggled bedroom, curling her hair, putting on makeup, posing before a mirror.
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Origin and Etymology of negligee
French négligé, from past participle of négliger to neglect, from Latin neglegere
First Known Use: 1756See Words from the same year
NEGLIGEE Defined for English Language Learners
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
Definition of negligee for Students
: a woman's loose robe made of thin material
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