Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A light women's gown.
  • n. A loose women's dressing-gown, especially when lacy or revealing; a nightgown.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Easy and unceremonious dress in general: as, she appeared in negligée.
  • n. A form of loose gown worn by women in the eighteenth century.
  • n. See negligée necklace, below.
  • Carelessly arranged or attired; unceremoniously dressed; careless.

Etymologies

From French négligé ("underdressed; loose garment"), past participle of négliger ("to neglect"), from Latin negligere. (Wiktionary)

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