bath·​robe | \ ˈbath-ˌrōb How to pronounce bathrobe (audio) , ˈbäth- \

Definition of bathrobe

: a loose often absorbent robe worn before and after bathing or as a dressing gown

Examples of bathrobe in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web After indulging in a few verses of the original, Grande segued from her lounge act into a frilly and fluffy pajama party, with her changing from her evening gown into a frou-frou bathrobe and lingerie ensemble. Hilary Hughes, Billboard, "Ariana Grande Throws a 'Thank U, Next' Pajama Party For 2020 Grammy Awards Performance," 26 Jan. 2020 Thanks to Slack, Zoom, and Google, your office dress code can be a bathrobe and slippers. Sara Harrison, Wired, "Got the Flu? These Doctors Really Want to See You—Virtually," 24 Dec. 2019 Riley's towels and bathrobes are beloved as well, with its lush spa towels (from $19; and hooded waffle robe ($109; earning particular raves. Banu Ibrahim, CNN Underscored, "Luxury linens that are worth the price," 17 Dec. 2019 Martin’s Marcus can’t wait to retire and watch telenovelas in his bathrobe all day; even Smith, with his Gemini genes, isn’t immune: his perpetual playboy Mike has secretly started dyeing his goatee. Leah Greenblatt,, "Will Smith and Martin Lawrence are still boys gone wild in bloody, hectic Bad Boys for Life: Review," 15 Jan. 2020 Then there’s this dove-gray Tibi coat, a cozy cross between a Gund koala and a bathrobe. Rachel Syme, The New Yorker, "Holiday Gift Guide: How to Channel Your Inner Maximalist," 6 Dec. 2019 Like with cosmetics, German and British lodgers are most likely to keep bathrobes as souvenirs. Rosie Siefert,, "These are the most commonly stolen items from luxury hotels," 6 Dec. 2019 Kids and parents alike can order a Cousin Eddie or a Ralphie bear this year, complete with a bathrobe or bunny pajamas. Sarah Brookbank,, "Build-A-Bear has Christmas classics this year, including Cousin Eddie and Ralphie bears," 11 Nov. 2019 Snuggle into a plush bathrobe and rejuvenate with quiet time in your cabin; all accommodations are suites with big private balconies (even the smallest veranda has plenty of room to stretch and soak up the seascape). Janice Wald Henderson, Condé Nast Traveler, "The Five Best Cruises for a Post-Holiday Detox," 18 Dec. 2019

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First Known Use of bathrobe

1834, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of bathrobe was in 1834

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10 Feb 2020

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“Bathrobe.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Feb. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of bathrobe

: a loose piece of clothing that wraps around your body and is worn especially before or after a bath


bath·​robe | \ ˈbath-ˌrōb How to pronounce bathrobe (audio) , ˈbäth- \

Kids Definition of bathrobe

: a robe that is worn especially before or after a bath

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