from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Women's underwear.
- n. Archaic Linen articles, especially garments.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Women's underwear or nightclothes, now especially when lacy or designed to be seductive.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Linen goods collectively; linen underwear or nightclothes, esp. of women; the clothing of linen and cotton with its lace, etc., worn by a women.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Linen goods; linen underwear, especially as used by women; also, collectively, all the linen, cotton, and lace articles of a woman's wardrobe.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. women's underwear and nightclothes
French, from Old French, from linge, linen, from Latin līneus, made of linen, from līnum, flax; see librevema.gifno- in Indo-European roots.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Borrowing from French lingerie. (Wiktionary)