nightshirt

noun
night·​shirt | \ ˈnīt-ˌshərt How to pronounce nightshirt (audio) \

Definition of nightshirt

: a nightgown resembling a shirt

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Examples of nightshirt in a Sentence

preferred nightshirts over pajama sets
Recent Examples on the Web Designed for loungewear and sleepwear, this nightshirt is the stuff of dreams. Karla Pope, Woman's Day, 16 Aug. 2022 Kentler glimpsed his father’s nightshirt climbing just above his knee, revealing his soft naked legs. Rachel Aviv, The New Yorker, 19 July 2021 According to Fashion Institute of Technology professor Mark-Evan Blackman, men wore nightshirts, without triggering... Wilbert L. Cooper, WSJ, 23 Mar. 2020 The long sleeve/pants combo has a 4.5-star rating from over 1,400 reviews, and the short/t-shirt set and the nightshirt version are not far behind. Reviewed.com, 2 Apr. 2020 The brand’s signature nightshirt was such a hit, designer and founder Alexandra Suhner Isenberg quickly expanded her collection to include pajama sets and nighties that can also be worn as daywear. Minna Shim, Harper's BAZAAR, 24 Jan. 2020 The groom would then arrive in his nightshirt, sometimes accompanied by musicians. Brian Fagan, Quartzy, 4 Oct. 2019 The groom would then arrive in his nightshirt, sometimes accompanied by musicians. Brian Fagan, Quartzy, 4 Oct. 2019 The groom would then arrive in his nightshirt, sometimes accompanied by musicians. Brian Fagan, Quartzy, 4 Oct. 2019 See More

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First Known Use of nightshirt

1657, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of nightshirt was in 1657

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7 Sep 2022

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“Nightshirt.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/nightshirt. Accessed 26 Sep. 2022.

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nightshirt

noun
night·​shirt | \ ˈnīt-ˌshərt How to pronounce nightshirt (audio) \

Kids Definition of nightshirt

: a long loose shirt worn in bed

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