lingerie etymology

French word lingerie comes from French linge, French -erie

Detailed word origin of lingerie

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
linge French (fra) (Quebec, invariable) clothing. (Switzerland) towel. Cloth. Linen.
-erie French (fra) Denoting a shop selling a certain product.. Denoting an object used to perform an action. Denoting an organization specializing in a given field. Denoting nouns describing qualities or properties.
lingerie French (fra) Linen room. Lingerie (clothing).

Words with the same origin as lingerie

Descendants of -erie
armurerie bijouterie boucherie boulangerie camaraderie carrosserie connerie imprimerie ingénierie loterie mutinerie paperasserie plaisanterie porcherie pâtisserie quincaillerie raffinerie saloperie scierie tapisserie tricherie tromperie tuerie épicerie