noun pei·gnoir \pān-ˈwär, pen-\

Definition of peignoir

  1. :  a woman's loose negligee or dressing gown

Origin and Etymology of peignoir

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

First Known Use: 1835

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