lingerie

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See also: Lingerie

English[edit]

Assorted lingerie styles

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from French lingerie.

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Noun[edit]

lingerie (usually uncountable, plural lingeries)

  1. Women's underwear or nightclothes, now especially when lacy or designed to be seductive.
  2. (dated) Linen goods collectively.
    • 1906, Dry Goods Guide (volumes 17-18, page 70)
      Empire matinees in lingerie stuffs with trimmings of lace and embroidery are shown in great variety.

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Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from French lingerie.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˌlɪn.ʒəˈri/, /ˌlɛn.ʒəˈri/
  • Hyphenation: lin‧ge‧rie
  • Rhymes: -i

Noun[edit]

lingerie f (plural lingeries or lingerieën, diminutive lingerietje n)

  1. lingerie (women's underwear)
  2. (dated) lingerie (linens)

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From linge +‎ -erie.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

lingerie f (plural lingeries)

  1. linen room
  2. lingerie (clothing)

Descendants[edit]

  • English: lingerie
  • German: Lingerie
  • Italian: lingerie
  • Portuguese: lingerie

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Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French lingerie.

Noun[edit]

lingerie f (invariable)

  1. lingerie

Further reading[edit]

  • lingerie in Treccani.it – Vocabolario Treccani on line, Istituto dell'Enciclopedia Italiana

Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French lingerie.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

lingerie f (plural lingeries)

  1. women's underwear

Quotations[edit]

For quotations of use of this term, see Citations:lingerie.

Further reading[edit]

  • lingerie” in Dicionário Priberam da Língua Portuguesa.