Definition of peignoir
: 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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