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Neglige   Listen

(Also spelled negligé and negligée)
A loose dressing gown for women.  Synonyms: housecoat, negligee, peignoir, wrapper.

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"Neglige" Quotes from Famous Books

... sober. He does not sit down in the presence of old people, drawing his legs under him, which would be a gross familiarity, but he squats on his knees, supporting himself with his heels in the ground. He never shows himself before old people without his girdle. To be without a girdle is extreme neglige."[1000] Maine[1001] says: "A New Zealand chief, when asked as to the welfare of a fellow-tribesman, replied, 'He gave us so much good advice that we put him mercifully to death.'" This gives a good ...
— Folkways - A Study of the Sociological Importance of Usages, Manners, Customs, Mores, and Morals • William Graham Sumner

Words linked to "Neglige" :   peignoir, camisole, wrapper, woman's clothing, brunch coat

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