A woman looks at lingerie in a shop window.
Lingerie is defined as underwear or night clothing worn by women.
An example of lingerie is a slip or a fancy bra.
- Obs. articles made of linen
- women's underwear and nightclothes of silk, nylon, lace, etc.
Origin of lingerieFrench from linge, linen from Classical Latin lineus, linen from linum, flax, linen
- Women's undergarments or sleepwear, especially when designed to be visually or sexually alluring.
- Archaic Linen articles, especially garments.
Origin of lingerieFrench from Old French from linge linen from Latin līneus made of linen from līnum flax ; see l&ibremac;no- in Indo-European roots.