neglig'e
neglige eg`li*ge", negligee

eg`li*gee"(n[e^]g`l[i^]*zh[=a]"; F. n[asl]`gl[-e]`zh[asl]"), n. [Also spelled {neglig['e]} and {neglig['e]e}.][F. n['e]glig['e], fr. n['e]gliger to neglect, L. negligere. See {Neglect}.] 1. An easy, unceremonious attire; undress. [1913 Webster]

2. A kind of loose, flowing dressing gown worn by women, usually made of sheer fabric.

Syn: negligee, peignoir. [1913 Webster + PJC]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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