house·​dress | \ ˈhau̇s-ˌdres How to pronounce housedress (audio) \

Definition of housedress

: a dress with simple lines that is suitable for housework and is made usually of a washable fabric

Examples of housedress in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The sight of Carrie Bradshaw in a pink Batsheva housedress, babushka-style headscarf, and elbow-length latex gloves, with her trademark cigarette in hand. Michelle Ruiz, Vogue, 20 Jan. 2022 Some of my reading says the dress isn’t quite as radical as Em in our show would suggest — that this style of housedress was typical for women of her time, just for housework and chores and such. Jessica Goldstein, Vulture, 24 Dec. 2021 Mom did her best to remain ladylike in a cotton housedress. Murr Brewster, The Christian Science Monitor, 9 Aug. 2021 The cool water, slipping through my fingers, fascinated me almost as much as the scent of Woolite that wafted from her faded pink and green housedress. Washington Post, 1 May 2021 Unlike the original housedress, which was designed to #work, the modern Western interpretation of the caftan was designed for leisure. Betsy Cribb, Southern Living, 19 May 2021 She’s wearing a white housedress intended only for indoors. Washington Post, 9 Dec. 2020 Among them was a trio of Brazilian filmmakers who’ve shot in Vila, and Penha’s mother, Antonia, a very old white-haired woman who perched on the couch in a bright housedress. Bill Donahue, Washington Post, 6 July 2020 In the latest installment, Ms. Moulton, wearing a wig and a frowzy housedress, continues her journey through the world of New Age products and theories. Roberta Smith, New York Times, 11 July 2018 See More

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First Known Use of housedress

1893, in the meaning defined above

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“Housedress.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 May. 2022.

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