night·​gown | \ ˈnīt-ˌgau̇n How to pronounce nightgown (audio) \

Definition of nightgown

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

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Examples of nightgown in a Sentence

decided to buy a flannel nightgown instead of pajamas
Recent Examples on the Web In a stark contrast to Depp’s testimony last month, Heard said Depp began throwing bottles at her and ripped off her nightgown. Tatiana Siegel, Rolling Stone, 5 May 2022 According to testimony later provided by Elizabeth’s governess, Kat Ashley, Thomas first showed up while Elizabeth, clad only in a loose nightgown, was still in bed. Meilan Solly, Smithsonian Magazine, 9 June 2022 This nightgown also comes with adjustable straps for a more customizable look and is machine washable — just make sure to wash it on a cold gentle cycle and hang it to dry. Grace Wu, Good Housekeeping, 19 Apr. 2022 Even more bizarre, her nightgown, a wedding gift from Depp’s detox doctor, was in tatters, with raw meat wrapped inside the pieces. Tatiana Siegel, Rolling Stone, 5 May 2022 Depp allegedly tore off her nightgown; dragged her across shards of broken glass on the ground, naked; and repeatedly punched her. Rebecca Rosenberg, Fox News, 5 May 2022 The body of a woman exhumed was covered only by a thin nightgown, suggestive of other horrors. Los Angeles Times, 20 Apr. 2022 She was even ordered to take a shower with him, then a bath — all while wearing her nightgown. Michael Roppolo, CBS News, 11 Feb. 2022 Her nightgown was pushed up around her neck, and there were several copies of The Plain Dealer from several weeks earlier near her body. Cory Shaffer, cleveland, 22 Oct. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of nightgown

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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night·​gown | \ ˈnīt-ˌgau̇n How to pronounce nightgown (audio) \

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: a loose garment worn in bed

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