noun pei·gnoir \pān-ˈwär, pen-\

Definition of PEIGNOIR

:  a woman's loose negligee or dressing gown

Origin of PEIGNOIR

French, literally, garment worn while combing the hair, from Middle French, from peigner to comb the hair, from Latin pectinare, from pectin-, pecten comb — more at pectinate
First Known Use: 1835


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