definition of negligee by The Free Dictionary

neg·li·gee

also neg·li·gée or neg·li·gé  (nĕg′lĭ-zhā′, nĕg′lĭ-zhā′)

n.

A woman’s loose dressing gown, often of soft, delicate fabric.


[French négligé, deshabille, negligee, from past participle of négliger, to neglect, from Latin neglegere; see neglect.]

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negligee

,

negligée

or

négligé

n

1. (Clothing & Fashion) a woman’s light dressing gown, esp one that is lace-trimmed

2. (Clothing & Fashion) a thin and revealing woman’s nightdress

3. (Clothing & Fashion) any informal attire

[C18: from French négligée, past participle (fem) of négliger to neglect]

Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014

neg•li•gee

or neg•li•gée or neg•li•gé

(ˌnɛg lɪˈʒeɪ, ˈnɛg lɪˌʒeɪ)

n., pl. -gees or -gées or -gés.

1. a woman’s dressing gown or robe, usu. of sheer, soft fabric.

2. easy, informal attire.

[1745–55, Amer.; < French négligé neglected, past participle of négliger < Latin]

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negligee

A women’s loose, light dressing gown.

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