negligee

or neg·li·gée, neg·li·gé

[ neg-li-zhey, neg-li-zhey ]
/ ˌnɛg lɪˈʒeɪ, ˈnɛg lɪˌʒeɪ /

noun

a dressing gown or robe, usually of sheer fabric and having soft, flowing lines, worn by women.
easy, informal attire.

Origin of negligee

1745–55, Americanism; < French négligé carelessness, undress, literally, neglected, past participle of négliger < Latin negligere, variant of neglegere to neglect
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negligee

neglige

/ (ˈnɛɡlɪˌʒeɪ) /

noun

a woman's light dressing gown, esp one that is lace-trimmed
a thin and revealing woman's nightdress
any informal attire

Word Origin for negligee

C18: from French négligée, past participle (fem) of négliger to neglect
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