Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A woman's loose dressing gown, often of soft, delicate fabric.

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

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  • noun a loose dressing gown for women

Etymologies

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

[French négligé, deshabille, negligee, from past participle of négliger, to neglect, from Latin neglegere; see neglect.]

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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