Definition of negligee in English:
- Then you come swooping in, wearing some lacy negligee and a silk dressing gown.
- At this stage in the development of the archetypal pin-up photograph, there was still more satin than skin, with the figure hugging satin gowns and silk negligees being the props de rigueur.
- She was lounging in a silk negligee, covered up with a bed robe.
Mid 18th century (denoting a kind of loose gown worn by women in the 18th century): from French, literally 'given little thought or attention', feminine past participle of négliger 'to neglect'.
- British & World English dictionary
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