negligee

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n negligee a loose dressing gown for women
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • negligee A kind of loose, flowing dressing gown worn by women, usually made of sheer fabric.
    • negligee An easy, unceremonious attire; undress.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Negligee neg-li-zhā′ easy undress: a plain, loose gown: a necklace, usually of red coral
    • adj Negligee carelessly or unceremoniously dressed: careless
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. négligé, fr. négliger, to neglect, L. negligere,. See Neglect

Usage

In literature:

A negligee was laid out on the large bed.
"Beyond the Vanishing Point" by Raymond King Cummings
Do you mean negligee?
"The Motor Maids at Sunrise Camp" by Katherine Stokes
Finally he gave them up too, and one morning came to work wearing a flimsy, sleazy, negligee shirt.
"The Escape of Mr. Trimm" by Irvin S. Cobb
She was clad in a filmy negligee; her bare feet had been pushed hastily into slippers and peeped out rosily from beneath the hem.
"The Kingdom Round the Corner" by Coningsby Dawson
All in their pretty negligees, they gathered in Adele's room and talked as rapidly and interruptingly as any four girls can.
"Patty's Social Season" by Carolyn Wells
True to arrangement, Tim had gone at ten-thirty, and Miss Weldon in a soft negligee was sitting alone pensively, before the fire.
"Eve to the Rescue" by Ethel Hueston
Bathed, and once more in negligee, she let down the dull gold mass of hair which fell heavily curling to her shoulders.
"Athalie" by Robert W. Chambers
I hope you will pardon my receiving you in negligee.
"Sundry Accounts" by Irvin S. Cobb
A negligee was laid out on the dainty little bed.
"Astounding Stories, March, 1931" by Various
The atmosphere of Storm did not lend itself to the art of the negligee.
"Kildares of Storm" by Eleanor Mercein Kelly
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In poetry:

At ten a.m. the young housewife
moves about in negligee behind
the wooden walls of her husband’s house.
I pass solitary in my car.
"The Young Housewife" by William Carlos Williams

In news:

The Ashland will mark the first start of Negligee 's 3-year-old campaign.
Owned by Matt Gatsas' New Hampshire-based Sovereign Stable, Negligee closed 2009 with a sixth-place finish behind She Be Wild in the Juvenile Fillies.
Rajiv Maragh has the mount on Negligee , who will break from post 3.
But there's a lot more to Maui OnStage's production of "The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas" than negligee and cowboy boots.
Negligee scored her biggest career win at Keeneland in the 2009 Darley Alcibiades.
Negligee, who scored her biggest career win at Keeneland in the 2009 Darley Alcibiades (gr.
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