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A woman's light dressing gown, typically made of a filmy fabric.‘a black silk negligee’
- ‘Laughter, compromise, a naughty negligee - these are just some of the keys to a happy marriage, say couples who have been together 15 years or more.’
- ‘At this stage in the development of the archetypal pin-up photograph, there was still more satin than skin, with the figure hugging satin gowns and silk negligees being the props de rigueur.’
- ‘She was lounging in a silk negligee, covered up with a bed robe.’
- ‘Feeling luxuriously languid in your silk negligee, you lounge against the bedroom door, caressing the door jamb like it's a small fluffy puppy.’
- ‘Tucked down the side of one, inexplicably, was a black negligee.’
- ‘The beige moulded shop-fittings remained, but the knickers and negligees made way for campaign posters and canvassing rotas and, on a plinth where the cash register once stood, a vase of red roses, which proceeded to bloom.’
- ‘He waits in eager anticipation as she changes into her negligee in the bathroom…’
- ‘One morning I was dressed in my black negligee when the postman called with a registered letter.’
- ‘She then gets up, cleans the house in her negligee, takes out the garbage in her negligee - and is attacked by her lecherous landlord.’
- ‘A babydoll is a short nightgown or negligee intended as nightwear for a female.’
- ‘A number of companies have offered, and still do, camouflage negligees, which begs the question: If you can see through camouflage is it really camouflage?’
- ‘Do what you enjoy - whether it's showering, putting on after-shave or perfume, or wearing silk pajamas or a flattering negligee.’
- ‘Serena has kept the photographers happy here by wearing what looks like a black negligee with giant pink tyre marks on it.’
- ‘Some hats were homemade, like the old cowboy hat covered with a red negligee.’
- ‘Her flawless chocolate skin appeared soft and inviting against the ivory silk of her negligee.’
- ‘Did she wear the rose negligee, the pink see-through slip or the purple Empire-waisted gown?’
- ‘Then you come swooping in, wearing some lacy negligee and a silk dressing gown.’
- ‘They're all scantily clad in nighties and negligees, and it's hard to see past that into their characterization.’
- ‘Viewers of the TV and cinema ad saw the man driving around a city, inter-cut with shots of the same mannequin's face and its hand hitching up its negligee to expose the top of its stockings.’
- ‘Mary opens the door wearing a black negligee and drags Frank inside.’
Mid 18th century (denoting a kind of loose gown worn by women): from French, literally given little thought or attention, feminine past participle of négliger to neglect.
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