- lingayen gulf,
- lingua franca
Origin of lingerie
Examples from the Web for lingerie
The married Texas Republican was photographed in ducky pajamas next to a lingerie model at a local bar in May 2009.Texas Congressman Sued Over "Wet Dreams" About Former Staffer|Ben Jacobs|December 16, 2014|DAILY BEAST
That may well be the case but few people inside the show at Earls Court seemed to be talking about the lingerie.I Got Kicked Out Of The Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show|Nico Hines|December 3, 2014|DAILY BEAST
In between a female sex shop and trendy boutiques is a nondescript store selling all manner of bras, corsets, and other lingerie.
Lingerie—once so scandalous, erotic—was worse than taboo, it was passé.
He dons kerchiefs and wigs, housedresses and lingerie, but his transformation stops there.
I have seen a bill for dress and lingerie alone, incurred at one shop, for $35,000 in twelve months.The Intelligence of Woman|W. L. George
All the lingerie has ribbons in it, and sometimes I think they are never intended to be taken out.As Seen By Me|Lilian Bell
Lingerie hats have been used for years, probably long before you were born.The Library of Work and Play: Needlecraft|Effie Archer Archer
You will wear out your—lingerie, and I will have to mend them.When a Man Marries|Mary Roberts Rinehart
The student heard a little rustling of lingerie that slid to the floor.Their Son; The Necklace|Eduardo Zamacois
Word Origin for lingerie
1835 (but not in widespread use until 1852), from French lingerie "things made of linen," also "laundry room, linen shop" (15c.), from Old French linge "linen" (12c.), from Latin lineus (adj.) "of linen," from linum "flax, linen" (see linen). Originally introduced in English as a euphemism for scandalous under-linen.