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Syllabification: lin·ge·rie
Pronunciation: /ˌlän(d)ZHəˈrā
, ˈlän(d)ZHəˌrē

Definition of lingerie in English:


Women’s underwear and nightclothes.
Example sentences
  • Honestly, she writes well and knows her lingerie from strap to underwire and back again.
  • Her field was glamour - pouting prettily in skimpy lingerie or swimwear.
  • How often are women in bikinis or lingerie found with their limbs spread, or in a come-hither pose?


mid 19th century: from French, from linge 'linen'.

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