night·​dress | \ ˈnīt-ˌdres How to pronounce nightdress (audio) \

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bought a long nightdress for the cold winter months ahead
Recent Examples on the Web Constructed in 1874, this marble monument shows her in a flowing nightdress. Erin Thompson, Smithsonian Magazine, "Why Just ‘Adding Context’ to Controversial Monuments May Not Change Minds," 18 Dec. 2020 Michael Fagan, the man who broke into the monarch's Buckingham Palace bedroom (as depicted in episode five) apparently recalls seeing Her Majesty in a Liberty print nightdress. Chloe Foussianes, Town & Country, "Queen Elizabeth, Princess Diana, and Margaret Thatcher's PJs in The Crown Have Hidden Meanings," 24 Nov. 2020 And most fragile and compelling of all: sitting in a high chair and wearing a nightdress, a monkey reaches out its hand to grasp the arm of the otherwise unseen person who is spoon-feeding it. Brian Dillon, The New Yorker, "The Mysterious Relationship Between Pets and Their Owners," 27 Oct. 2019 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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“Nightdress.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 Mar. 2021.

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