Part of speech: noun

Fine white linen or cotton articles of dress collectively.

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Usage examples "lingerie":

  1. Underneath the gown lay piles of lingerie, all of the finest linen, daintily made by hand. - "Lavender and Old Lace", Myrtle Reed.
  2. To return to things less serious, Othello hates something about my new combination lingerie and barks like fury when I put it on- maybe it is the blue ribbon- I'll try a dash of lavender tomorrow. - "Letters of a Dakota Divorcee", Jane Burr.
  3. Oh, probably, if it's the can- can, half a dozen of the best- looking of those girls with the elaborate lingerie. - "Max", Katherine Cecil Thurston.