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 According to Fashion Institute of Technology professor Mark-Evan Blackman, men wore nightshirts, without triggering... Wilbert L. Cooper, WSJ, "Why Some Men Favor Dresses—Ahem, Nightshirts—Over Pajamas," 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, "14 top-rated loungewear pieces perfect for staying home," 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, "Clothes You Can Wear from the Sheets to the Streets," 24 Jan. 2020 The groom would then arrive in his nightshirt, sometimes accompanied by musicians. Brian Fagan, Quartzy, "The bizarre 77,000-year history of beds," 4 Oct. 2019 The groom would then arrive in his nightshirt, sometimes accompanied by musicians. Brian Fagan, Quartzy, "The bizarre 77,000-year history of beds," 4 Oct. 2019 The groom would then arrive in his nightshirt, sometimes accompanied by musicians. Brian Fagan, Quartzy, "The bizarre 77,000-year history of beds," 4 Oct. 2019 The groom would then arrive in his nightshirt, sometimes accompanied by musicians. Brian Fagan, Quartzy, "The bizarre 77,000-year history of beds," 4 Oct. 2019 For Jess, the culprit isn’t gas, but Nick’s billowy nightshirt and dirty feet. Mallika Rao, The Atlantic, "Splitting Up—For the Night," 19 Nov. 2019

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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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1 May 2020

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“Nightshirt.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/nightshirt. Accessed 3 Jun. 2020.

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nightshirt

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How to pronounce nightshirt (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of nightshirt

: a long, loose shirt that you wear in bed

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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