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Definition of "lingerie" []

  • Women's underwear. (noun)
  • Archaic Linen articles, especially garments. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "lingerie" in a sentence
  • ""Several people have told me they have an issue with the word 'lingerie' in the title, and not so much the 'dirty Paki,'" the 34-year-old said."
  • "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."