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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.
Oh, when I am called to this place, I will leave bundles of my rag-tied past in some alley, then pack my best negligees, shot glasses, perm pressers, and strapless heels.
Les maladies tropicales negligees sont des maladies infectieuses evitables qui tuent 534 000 personnes chaque annee.
And Jenny and Johnny share a passionate snog among the sewing machines, negligees and knickers at Underworld.
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.