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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.
"He's told me to buy a baby-doll negligee so I'm going to.
GOWN AND OUT IN L.A.: Kelly hits the tiles in her negligee
A spokesman said: "Barbie exudes a flirtatious attitude in her heavenly merry widow bustier ensemble accented with intricate lace and matching peek-a-boo negligee."
The 36-year-old party girl was pictured looking flustered in a sexy lace negligee as she left London nightclub China White at 3am yesterday.
She's naked (cos Clark has x-ray vision, which puts the kibosh on the old see-through negligee), he's excited...
My mate once tripped over an underdressed mannequin in a VS store and sued them for negligee.
The model, who has been dating Ronaldo, 25, since January, was photographed wearing a figure-hugging black lace negligee.
No word on whether the flicks arrive in plain brown envelopes and feature a dodgy 70s soundtrack and a plumber who unexpectedly comes to the door while the lady panda is in her negligee.
I can only think the reason why she thought the sight of her in a negligee was a good way of "paying back" Terry for all he'd done was that she wasn't happy with all he'd done.