négligée

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See also: negligee, Negligee, and negligée

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

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négligée (plural négligées)

  1. A woman's loose-fitting nightgown, especially when short, lacy and/or revealing; a nightie.
    • 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?
  2. (obsolete) A woman's lightweight gown.
  3. (obsolete) A state of careless undress.
  4. (obsolete) A necklace, usually of red coral.

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négligée

  1. feminine singular of négligé

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négligée f

  1. feminine singular of the past participle of négliger