American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Women's underwear.
- n. Archaic Linen articles, especially garments.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Linen goods; linen underwear, especially as used by women; also, collectively, all the linen, cotton, and lace articles of a woman's wardrobe.
- n. uncountable Women's underwear or nightclothes, now especially when lacy or designed to be seductive.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. Linen goods collectively; linen underwear or nightclothes, esp. of women; the clothing of linen and cotton with its lace, etc., worn by a women.
- n. women's underwear and nightclothes
- Borrowing from French lingerie. (Wiktionary)
- French, from Old French, from linge, linen, from Latin līneus, made of linen, from līnum, flax; see librevema.gifno- in Indo-European roots. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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“I can remember when our girls wore pretty muslin gowns in summer, and sent them to wash; now they wear what they call lingerie gowns, dimity en princesse, with silk embroidery and real lace and ribbons, that cost a thousand dollars apiece and won't wash.”
“Of course, I can’t blame Orville really as the sight of three women in lingerie, running out on rainy night when it’s obviously cold and their lingerie is sticking to them isn’t something you see every day.”
“The Complaint also reports that the girls also posted “pictures of themselves in lingerie with dollar bills stuck in their clothes.””
“Last week, 12 female journalism students from Moscow State University posed in lingerie for a birthday calendar tribute to Russian prime minister Vladimir Putin.”
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“A faint hint of a nipple through lingerie is as far as nudity goes.”
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“Good lingerie is definitely worth the money, it makes the clothes that people see look better.”
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