- 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.