dressing gown

noun

Definition of dressing gown

: a robe worn especially while dressing or resting

Examples of dressing gown in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The pair sent an adorable unicorn dressing gown for Daisy. Eric Todisco, PEOPLE.com, "Beyoncé Sends Katy Perry Flowers to Celebrate Birth of Daughter Daisy Dove: 'ILY'," 2 Sep. 2020 On April 18, 1872, Austin Bidwell walked into Green & Son tailors on London’s renowned Savile Row and ordered eight bespoke suits, two topcoats, and a luxurious dressing gown. Paul Brown, Longreads, "How Four Americans Robbed the Bank of England," 10 Aug. 2020 With a bolt of thunder, Garcia's Johnny Rocco appears at the top of the stairs, cocooned in a red satin dressing gown, the only vibrant hue in an otherwise dingy palette. Jordan Riefe, The Hollywood Reporter, "'Key Largo': Theater Review," 16 Nov. 2019 Parker’s numerous dressing gowns are spot on, and the clingy gowns worn by Divito and Chapman are comely. Joanne Engelhardt, The Mercury News, "Theater review: Coward’s ‘Present Laughter’ opens at Pear Theatre," 12 June 2019 Swinton concurred on the cape-sleeve number, with the brocade suit and the feathered white satin dressing gown coming in close behind. Vogue, "Chanel Conquers Venice With Tilda Swinton, Naomi Watts, and More," 7 Sep. 2018 Inside a fish and chip shop—the set of the new #GucciTailoring campaign—@harrystyles wears a macro gingham sharkskin dressing gown as a coat over a Heritage pinstripe wool suit. Sarah Spellings, The Cut, "Harry Styles Stars in Gucci Campaign With a Chicken," 4 June 2018 In the early years, Uncle Sam was depicted as clean-shaven, amiable and even slightly goofy, clad in a stars-and-stripes dressing gown and liberty cap. Kim Sajet, Smithsonian, "Rosie the Riveter and Uncle Sam: Two Portraits, Two Methods of Persuasion," 6 Feb. 2018 Reminiscent of a dressing gown, the designer ensemble called for rumpled waves, but Dubroff brought the glam factor by washing Chanel’s Ombre Première Longwear Powder Eyeshadow in Flesh across the star’s lids. Amber Kallor, Allure, "Margot Robbie Proves Feathers and Glitter Aren’t Just for Olympic Ice Skaters at the 2018 SAG Awards," 22 Jan. 2018

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First Known Use of dressing gown

1777, in the meaning defined above

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11 Sep 2020

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“Dressing gown.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dressing%20gown. Accessed 30 Sep. 2020.

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dressing gown

noun

English Language Learners Definition of dressing gown

: a loose piece of clothing that is worn indoors while relaxing, getting ready for bed, etc.

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