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nightgown

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noun night·gown \-ˌgau̇n\

Simple Definition of nightgown

  • : a loose dress that is worn in bed especially by women and girls

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of nightgown

  1. 1 archaic :  dressing gown

  2. 2 :  a loose garment for wear in bed

Examples of nightgown in a sentence

  1. <decided to buy a flannel nightgown instead of pajamas>



14th Century

First Known Use of nightgown

14th century


NIGHTGOWN Defined for Kids

nightgown

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noun night·gown \ˈnīt-ˌgau̇n\

Definition of nightgown for Students

  1. :  a loose garment worn in bed





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