peignoir

noun
pei·gnoir | \pān-ˈwär, pen-\

Definition of peignoir 

: a woman's loose negligee or dressing gown

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Familiar snippets of classical music float through scenes like one of Lola’s peignoirs, and lines of poetry (written by Mr. Leteiler) dangle in the air. Jeannette Catsoulis, New York Times, "Review: In ‘Shining Moon,’ Two Gay Chilean Actors Confront the Past," 8 Mar. 2018 Another, dressed in an ice-blue peignoir, petted a stuffed lap dog with one hand and preened with the other. Jenna Wortham, New York Times, "Is ‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’ the Most Radical Show on TV?," 24 Jan. 2018 Lips scream here, hands clench, a woman in a gray peignoir walks up and down, a restive ghost. Alexis Soloski, New York Times, "Review: Beckett’s Absurdist House of Horrors, in Hell’s Kitchen," 25 Sep. 2017 Olivia La Roche has become a pro at sourcing 1940s peignoirs and vintage pointy-toed pumps — and making them look exceptionally cool. Rebecca Ramsey, The Cut, "The Vintage-Clothing Magnate Who Grew Up on a Commune," 23 June 2017

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First Known Use of peignoir

1835, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for peignoir

French, literally, garment worn while combing the hair, from Middle French, from peigner to comb the hair, from Latin pectinare, from pectin-, pecten comb — more at pectinate

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