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nail polish Tweet Definition of nail polish Like Definition of nail polish on Facebook
noun (uncountable)
  1. a cosmetic lacquer applied to the fingernails or toenails
neckline Tweet Definition of neckline Like Definition of neckline on Facebook
noun
  1. The line followed by an article of clothing below the neck.
necktie Tweet Definition of necktie Like Definition of necktie on Facebook
noun
  1. A tie worn around the neck and tied in the front. See also bowtie.
needlepoint Tweet Definition of needlepoint Like Definition of needlepoint on Facebook
noun
  1. A craft involving pulling yarn, thread, or floss through a canvas mesh to produce a decorative design.
needlework Tweet Definition of needlework Like Definition of needlework on Facebook
noun
  1. the art or process of working with a needle esp. in embroidery or needlepoint .
  2. the product of such art or process.
  3. the occupation or employment of a person skilled in embroidery, needlepoint, ect.
negligee Tweet Definition of negligee Like Definition of negligee on Facebook
noun
  1. (uncountable) Collectively, very seductive nightwear; a type of lingerie.
  2. (rare, countable) An individual piece of negligee, sometimes the specific piece (transparent or translucent) that imitates a miniaturized nightgown.
nightclothes Tweet Definition of nightclothes Like Definition of nightclothes on Facebook
noun
  1. Clothing worn while sleeping in bed, such as pyjamas or a nightgown, and when worn over nightclothes, a robe.
The disturbance brought out many of the neighbors in their nightclothes.
nightgown Tweet Definition of nightgown Like Definition of nightgown on Facebook
noun
  1. A garment mainly worn by women for sleeping in.
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nightie Tweet Definition of nightie Like Definition of nightie on Facebook
noun
  1. (informal) A woman's nightgown or nightdress; a dress-like garment worn to bed.
I was too embarrassed to answer the door in my .
nightshirt Tweet Definition of nightshirt Like Definition of nightshirt on Facebook
noun
  1. a shirt-like garment (often oversized) that is worn to bed
    He wore a blue striped nightshirt and bedroom slippers.
Nubia Tweet Definition of Nubia Like Definition of Nubia on Facebook
proper noun
  1. An ancient kingdom in the valley of the upper Nile bordering present Egypt and Sudan.
nutria Tweet Definition of nutria Like Definition of nutria on Facebook
noun
  1. (context, especially, North America) Another name for the coypu.
nylon Tweet Definition of nylon Like Definition of nylon on Facebook
noun (rfc-level, Noun at L4+ not in L3 POS section)
  1. Originally, the w:DuPont, DuPont? company trade name for polyamide, a copolymer whose molecules consist of alternating diamine and dicarboxylic acid monomers bonded together; now generically used for this type of polymer.
  2. (pluralia tantum) A stocking originally fabricated from nylon; also used generically for any long, sheer stocking worn on a woman's legs.
They left the strip club when they discovered the ladies only stripped down to their nylons.

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