This sparkly amalgamation of sailor suit and negligee lives forever in infamy.
She first appears onscreen in the late 1950s, flitting around the breakfast table in a negligee.
A pair of down-at-heel slippers—dear to the country printer—completed his negligee.
Marjorie arose with her customary energy and reached for her negligee.
She left the window, filled a tiny basin with precious water, shrugged out of her negligee and sponged her small, perfect body.
Dudley's negligee shirt was open over his chest which was beaded with sweat.
And Frederick Augustus's negligee talk is no less offensive than his manner of laying loving hands on my person.
She was pulling at the long broad blue ribbons of her negligee.
Hurrying to her dressing-room, Joan stepped out of her pretty frock and into a negligee.
The Phelan shoulders and embonpoint, still in negligee, followed.
1756, "a kind of loose gown worn by women," from French négligée, noun use of fem. past participle of négligier "to neglect" (14c.), from Latin neglegere "to disregard, not heed, not trouble oneself about," also "to make light of" (see neglect (v.)). So called in comparison to the elaborate costume of a fully dressed woman of the period. Borrowed again, 1835; the modern sense "semi-transparent, flimsy, lacy dressing gown" is yet another revival, first recorded 1930. It also was used in the U.S. funeral industry mid-20c. for "shroud of a corpse."