from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A woman's loose dressing gown, often of soft, delicate fabric.
  • n. Informal or incomplete attire.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. An item of women's nightwear, in the form of a lacy nightgown.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • 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)



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  • Something you would appear to have caught me wearing, and little else, bursting into my hotel room so late. *Acts coy*

    August 4, 2008