neg·li·gee also neg·li·gée or neg·li·gé (nĕg′lĭ-zhā, nĕglĭ-zhā′)
A woman's loose dressing gown, often of soft, delicate fabric.
[French négligé, deshabille, negligee, from past participle of négliger, to neglect, from Latin neglegere; see NEGLECT.]
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