dressing gown


: a robe worn especially while dressing or resting

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web In another, a woman in her dressing gown wears a gas mask. Jacquelyne Germain, Smithsonian Magazine, 16 Nov. 2022 Yet another shows a woman in her dressing gown wearing a gas mask and holding a fire extinguisher. Town & Country, 15 Nov. 2022 In 2015, Jackson was kicked off Celebrity Big Brother after pulling open another contestant's dressing gown. Aurelie Corinthios, Peoplemag, 27 Oct. 2022 But one of her negligee and dressing gown sets sold at auction in 2008 for $1100. Sarah Spellings, Vogue, 4 Aug. 2022 The Duke, on the other hand, is louche and unctuous, the human personification of privilege lounging in a fabulous dressing gown. Hugh Ryan, Town & Country, 25 May 2022 Loro Piana’s Petite Amal dressing gown, in seasonally appropriate lilac-purple linen, works well for working from home or breakfast in bed. Lizzy Wholley, WSJ, 3 May 2022 His mother, still in a dressing gown, calls him to breakfast. John Hopewell, Variety, 6 Apr. 2022 Made of Egyptian cotton and dyed a rich claret color, this dressing gown is perfect for those who want to feel regal. Isiah Magsino, Robb Report, 2 Dec. 2021 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1777, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of dressing gown was in 1777

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“Dressing gown.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dressing%20gown. Accessed 4 Dec. 2022.

Kids Definition

dressing gown


: a loose robe worn indoors

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