Lingerie Definition

länzhə-rā, länzhə-rē, lăɴ-zhə-rē
noun
Articles made of linen.
Webster's New World
Women's underwear and nightclothes of silk, nylon, lace, etc.
Webster's New World
Synonyms:
intimate apparelunmentionableswomen's underwear; dainties

Origin of Lingerie

  • French from Old French from linge linen from Latin līneus made of linen from līnum flax lī̆no- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Borrowing from French lingerie.

    From Wiktionary

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