nightgown

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noun night·gown \ ˈnīt-ˌgau̇n \

Definition of nightgown

1 archaic :dressing gown
2 :a loose garment for wear in bed

Examples of nightgown in a Sentence

  1. decided to buy a flannel nightgown instead of pajamas

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First Known Use of nightgown

15th century

nightgown Synonyms


NIGHTGOWN Defined for English Language Learners

nightgown

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Definition of nightgown for English Language Learners

  • : a loose dress that is worn in bed especially by women and girls


NIGHTGOWN Defined for Kids

nightgown

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noun night·gown \ ˈnīt-ˌgau̇n \

Definition of nightgown for Students

:a loose garment worn in bed


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