night·​dress | \ˈnīt-ˌdres \

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gown, nightgown, nightshirt

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Examples of nightdress in a Sentence

bought a long nightdress for the cold winter months ahead

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That must've made the scenes in your nightdresses, sans corset, pretty fabulous. Jennifer Heyde, Marie Claire, "Gugu Mbatha-Raw on Filming Belle: Nightdresses Were the Sweats of the 18th Century," 2 May 2014 One was of Mama, dead on her hospital bed, wearing a flowery nightdress and draped in a second flowery cloth, the oxygen tube still taped to her nostrils. Teju Cole, New York Times, "My Grandmother’s Shroud," 11 July 2017

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First Known Use of nightdress

1653, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of nightdress was in 1653

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