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peignoir

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noun pei·gnoir \pān-ˈwär, pen-\

Definition of peignoir

  1. :  a woman's loose negligee or dressing gown



Origin and Etymology 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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