nightie

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noun night·ie \ˈnī-tē\
variants: or

nighty

Definition of nightie

plural

nighties

  1. :  a nightgown for a woman or child

Origin and Etymology of nightie

nightgown + -ie


First Known Use: 1871


NIGHTIE Defined for English Language Learners

nightie

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noun night·ie \ˈnī-tē\

Definition of nightie for English Language Learners

  • ; especially : a sexy and often short nightgown that is worn by women

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