Definition of nightgown
1 archaic : dressing gown
2 : a loose garment for wear in bed
Examples of nightgown in a Sentence
decided to buy a flannel nightgown instead of pajamas
Recent Examples of nightgown from the Web
She was described as 5-foot-6, 200 pounds and wearing a white nightgown.
Instead Coppola cuts from Kidman’s bloody nightgown to the women and girls of the Farnsworth Seminary burying the detached foot and shin in the yard.
Standouts include smocked tube tops with micro-floral prints and midi wrap skirts that could have been cut from your grandmother’s nightgown.
Never going to see her again at our breakfast table in her nightgown and socks.
My mother, in her nightgown, told me to go back to my room.
During bail arguments, the lead prosecutor on the case, Wanda Perez-Maldonado, said Ms. Danner was dressed in a nightgown and initially refused to let the police and paramedics into her apartment.
Aside from a busted lip, the woman also had bruises on her legs and her nightgown was slightly ripped.
Ramirez, who grew to dislike hospitals as a child, took her own pillows, sheets, comforter, nightgowns, family photographs, slow cooker and coffee machine to the bone marrow transplant wing.
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First Known Use of nightgown
NIGHTGOWN Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of nightgown for English Language Learners
: a loose dress that is worn in bed especially by women and girls
NIGHTGOWN Defined for Kids
Definition of nightgown for Students
: a loose garment worn in bed
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