American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A woman's loose dressing gown, often of soft, delicate fabric.
- n. Informal or incomplete attire.
- n. An item of women's nightwear, in the form of lacy nightgown.
- n. a loose dressing gown for women
- French négligée, from feminine past participle of négliger, to neglect, from Latin neglegere; see neglect. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“She had on what could not, by any stretch of his imagination, be termed a negligee, nor on the other hand, could anyone call it a bathrobe.”
“She was wearing some kind of negligee, Alexei could see, but it was nothing more than a swathe of silk, one strap loosened from her shoulder.”
“A husband walks into Victoria's Secret to purchase a sheer negligee for his wife.”
“She, clad in a pastel pink boa negligee, and me ga ga.”
“When she turned on the lights in the drawing-room, she disclosed herself clad in a sweeping negligee gown of soft rose-colored stuff, throat and shoulders smothered in lace.”
“Just wearing a negligee can make you feel flirtatious and once that energy emerges from you it will behave like a love potion that men won't be able to resist.”
“First, there was that sexy poster of Alicia, breathless and in negligee.”
“When I peeled her hands back she was standing there in a beautiful see-through negligee and she said, “Carry me into the bedroom, tie me to the bed and you can do whatever you want.””
“I am undressed and on my knees in the middle of the room in my negligee, waiting.”
“Colleen was not dressed the part of a combatant, however; she was wearing a white silk negligee, modest, almost demure, more dressing gown than lingerie, and he recognized it as the same thing that she had worn on their wedding night.”
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