Definition of nightie
: a nightgown for a woman or child
Recent Examples of nightie from the Web
Then up the curtain went again, to reveal … a barefoot girl standing on a swing in an angelic silken nightie with a long blond braid trailing down her back and lacy sleeves like wings.
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Origin and Etymology of nightie
nightgown + -ie
First Known Use: 1871See Words from the same year
NIGHTIE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of nightie for English Language Learners
; especially : a sexy and often short nightgown that is worn by women
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