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


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
She was a living dream in a black lace negligee.
"The Observers" by G. L. Vandenburg
Ancient maidens and matrons, with olive skins, proudly assume a turquoise negligee.
"Threads of Grey and Gold" by Myrtle Reed
She wore a white negligee of some sort, and her long dark hair flowed free.
"Francezka" by Molly Elliot Seawell
Kenniston glimpsed Gloria, slim in a silken negligee, her dark eyes round with amazement.
"The World with a Thousand Moons" by Edmond Hamilton
And in her negligee, her hair down, she looked childish.
"Fidelity" by Susan Glaspell
Nancy, you and Alma are herewith cordially invited to my room to a negligee party at nine-twenty sharp.
"Nancy of Paradise Cottage" by Shirley Watkins
Thessalie, in negligee, came in later and sat down on the edge of her bed.
"The Moonlit Way" by Robert W. Chambers
The more I thought about it, the worser I felt, laying there in retrospect and negligee.
"Believe You Me!" by Nina Wilcox Putnam
Servants in frock coats waited on gentlemen in country dress or in negligee during the hot summer afternoons.
"The Blood of the Arena" by Vicente Blasco Ibáñez
In fact, her whole appearance was negligee in the extreme.
"Miss Million's Maid" by Bertha Ruck

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.