- a woman's thin, light, typically loosefitting dressing gown or, now, often, nightgown, usually decorative and of a soft, flowing material
- any informal, careless, or incomplete attire
Origin of negligeeFrench négligée, feminine of négligé, past participle of négliger, to neglect ; from Classical Latin negligere: see neglect
also neg·li·gée or neg·li·gé
A woman's loose dressing gown, often of soft, delicate fabric.
Origin of negligeeFrench négligé, deshabille, negligee, from past participle of négliger, to neglect, from Latin neglegere; see neglect.
(countable and uncountable, plural negligees)
- Alternative form of nÃ©gligÃ©e.