Lingerie meaning

län'zhə-rā', län'zhə-rē, lăɴ-zhə-rē'
Women's undergarments or sleepwear designed to be visually or sexually alluring.
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(uncountable) Women's underwear or nightclothes, now especially when lacy or designed to be seductive.
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Articles made of linen.
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Women's underwear and nightclothes of silk, nylon, lace, etc.
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Linen articles, especially garments.
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Lingerie is defined as underwear or night clothing worn by women.

An example of lingerie is a slip or a fancy bra.

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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