lounge·​wear ˈlau̇nj-ˌwer How to pronounce loungewear (audio)
: informal clothing usually designed to be worn at home

Examples of loungewear in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The co-founder of pajama brand Desmond & Dempsey believes everyone’s loungewear could benefit from a dose of thoughtful luxury—natural fibers, maximalist prints and silhouette-skimming cuts. Emma Elwick-Bates, WSJ, 14 Sep. 2023 The Best Nike Labor Day Sale Picks The sale includes plenty of fitness deals, from shoes to loungewear to accessories. Jessica Kasparian, SELF, 24 Aug. 2023 And tons of cozy loungewear is marked down too, including pullover sweatshirts and pajamas. Nicol Natale, Peoplemag, 1 Sep. 2023 Linen shorts with an elastic waistband like these from Reformation are a stylish form of loungewear for around a hotel room or Airbnb, by the pool or beach, at yoga or Pilates, or in a tropical locale like Bali or Costa Rica, where any thicker fabric would stick to your skin. Lane Nieset, Travel + Leisure, 29 Aug. 2023 Even when off the couch, people are embracing loungewear as a staple in their wardrobes, wearing sweats and joggers out the door. Emma Seymour, Good Housekeeping, 9 Aug. 2023 The snaps demonstrate her effortlessly cool summer style, with ensembles including a crochet rosette minidress, a pinstriped blue loungewear set, and a ton of bikinis. Chelsey Sanchez, Harper's BAZAAR, 16 Aug. 2023 The brand was founded in 2019 and has since expanded to include everything from loungewear to swim. Rachel Dube, Peoplemag, 25 July 2023 Here are our top picks for the most comfortable loungewear for every traveler’s wardrobe. Sophie Dodd, Travel + Leisure, 16 June 2023 See More

These examples are programmatically compiled from various online sources to illustrate current usage of the word 'loungewear.' Any opinions expressed in the examples do not represent those of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback about these examples.

Word History

First Known Use

circa 1957, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of loungewear was circa 1957

Dictionary Entries Near loungewear

Cite this Entry

“Loungewear.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/loungewear. Accessed 23 Sep. 2023.

More from Merriam-Webster on loungewear

Last Updated: - Updated example sentences
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!