- Lingerie is defined as underwear or night clothing worn by women.
An example of lingerie is a slip or a fancy bra.
A woman looks at lingerie in a shop window.
lingerie definition by Webster's New World
- Obsolete articles made of linen
- women's underwear and night clothes of silk, nylon, lace, etc.
Origin: French ; from linge, linen ; from Classical Latin lineus, linen ; from linum, flax, linen
lingerie definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- Women's underwear.
- Archaic Linen articles, especially garments.
Origin: French, from Old French, from linge, linen, from Latin līneus, made of linen, from līnum, flax; see lĭ̄no- in Indo-European roots.