As nouns the difference between lingering and lingerie
is that lingering
is an act of lingering or waiting while lingerie
is (uncountable) women's underwear or nightclothes, now especially when lacy or designed to be seductive.
As a verb lingering
Other Comparisons: What's the difference?
An act of lingering or waiting.
* 2000 , David S. Reynolds, A Historical Guide to Walt Whitman (page 73)
That which lingers; a remnant.
* (Washington Irving)
- But through this insistent rhythm and rhyme, there are only questions and parenthetical pauses, interruptions and lingerings .
- The lingerings of decent pride were visible in her appearance. Her dress, though humble in the extreme, was scrupulously clean.
(uncountable) Women's underwear or nightclothes, now especially when lacy or designed to be seductive.
* nightie, nighty