Definitions for Lingerieˌlɑn ʒəˈreɪ, -ˈri, ˌlɛ̃-, ˈlæn ʒəˌri, -dʒə-

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

lin•ge•rieˌlɑn ʒəˈreɪ, -ˈri, ˌlɛ̃-, ˈlæn ʒəˌri, -dʒə-(n.)

  1. underwear, sleepwear, and other items of intimate apparel worn by women.

    Category: Clothing

  2. Archaic. linen goods in general.

    Category: Clothing

Origin of lingerie:

1825–35; < F, = MF linge linen (< L līneus of flax; see line1) +-erie -ery

Princeton's WordNet

  1. lingerie, intimate apparel(noun)

    women's underwear and nightclothes

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. lingerie(noun)ˌlɑn ʒəˈreɪ, -ˈri, ˌlɛ̃-, ˈlæn ʒəˌri, -dʒə-

    underwear for women

    the lingerie department

Wiktionary

  1. lingerie(Noun)

    Women's underwear or nightclothes, now especially when lacy or designed to be seductive.

  2. Origin: From lingerie.

Freebase

  1. Lingerie

    Lingerie are fashionable and typically alluring undergarments. Lingerie may also refer to undergarments including flexible, stretchy, sheer, or decorative materials like Lycra, nylon, polyester, satin, lace, silk and sheer fabric. However, certain cotton or synthetic undergarments can also be considered to be lingerie. The term in the French language applies to all undergarments for either gender. In English it is applied specifically to those undergarments designed to be visually appealing or erotic.


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Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

lingerie(noun)

women's underwear.

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