from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A woman's loose dressing gown, often of soft, delicate fabric.
- n. Informal or incomplete attire.
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- n. An item of women's nightwear, in the form of a lacy nightgown.
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- n. a loose dressing gown for women
French négligée, from feminine past participle of négliger, to neglect, from Latin neglegere; see neglect.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)