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also neg·li·gée or neg·li·gé  (nĕg′lĭ-zhā′, nĕg′lĭ-zhā′)
A woman's loose dressing gown, often of soft, delicate fabric.

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






1. (Clothing & Fashion) a woman's light dressing gown, esp one that is lace-trimmed
2. (Clothing & Fashion) a thin and revealing woman's nightdress
3. (Clothing & Fashion) any informal attire
[C18: from French négligée, past participle (fem) of négliger to neglect]


or neg•li•gée or neg•li•gé

(ˌnɛg lɪˈʒeɪ, ˈnɛg lɪˌʒeɪ)

n., pl. -gees or -gées or -gés.
1. a woman's dressing gown or robe, usu. of sheer, soft fabric.
2. easy, informal attire.
[1745–55, Amer.; < French négligé neglected, past participle of négliger < Latin]


A women’s loose, light dressing gown.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.negligee - a loose dressing gown for womennegligee - a loose dressing gown for women  
brunch coat - a woman's short housecoat or wrapper
camisole - a short negligee
woman's clothing - clothing that is designed for women to wear
ohut aamutakki
áo khoác mặc ở nhà của phụ nữ


[ˈneglɪʒeɪ] N
1. (= nightdress etc) → salto m de cama, negligé m
2. (= housecoat) → bata f, negligé m


[ˈnɛglɪʒeɪ] ndéshabillé m


[ˈnɛglɪˌʒeɪ] nnégligé m inv


رَوّبٌ نِسَائِيّ negližé negligé Negligé νεγκλιζέ negligé, picardía ohut aamutakki négligé negliže camicia da notte 化粧着 네글리제 negligé neglisjé negliż négligé неглиже negligé เสื้อคลุมของสตรีส่วนมากมีชายทำด้วยลูกไม้ gecelik áo khoác mặc ở nhà của phụ nữ 妇女长睡衣
References in classic literature ?
Tink," he rapped out, "if you don't get up and dress at once I will open the curtains, and then we shall all see you in your negligee [nightgown].
My lady will be sitting in her boudoir, very much in negligee, about now.
When she turned on the lights in the drawing-room, she disclosed herself clad in a sweeping negligee gown of soft rose-colored stuff, throat and shoulders smothered in lace.
beautiful they are in their azure negligees, their silver-spangled
Girls ate Flakes through pouted lips on the phone, in the bath, in their negligees.
This is the woman who wears see-through negligees in the afternoon.
Meanwhile, Farnons were advertising negligees at PS19.
The silk negligees and matching lace trimmed robes are clearly intended for a woman with a far more glamorous life than mine, while novelty onesies and sloganemblazoned nighties aren't my cup of tea, the silky Rosie Huntington-Whiteley looks lovely in her M&S PJs.
People can be as classy as they like and we are expecting a few silk negligees which are fashionable at the moment," one tells Insider.
Think of all those grateful women in their negligees saying how much they admire your ballcock work" - Broadcaster Jeremy Clarkson discussing the advantages of taking up plumbing as a career.
Inside the high-end lingerie store she perused the racks, looking at several different sets and negligees before finally purchasing a few.
With fruity prints and light, floaty negligees and dressing gowns, the designer collaboration should wake up your wardrobe for spring.