négligée

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From French négligé (underdressed; loose garment), past participle of négliger (to neglect), from Latin negligere.

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négligée (plural négligées)

  1. (obsolete) A light women's gown.
  2. A loose women's dressing-gown, especially when lacy or revealing; a nightgown.
    • 2000, The Guardian, 4 July 2000:
      Enkhbayar has promised more jobs, free education and higher public service wages to the poverty-ravaged country. But who needs those when you've got dancing girls in black negligees?

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négligée

  1. feminine form of négligé

Verb[edit]

négligée f

  1. feminine past participle of négliger