pil·​low·​case | \ ˈpi-lə-ˌkās How to pronounce pillowcase (audio) , -lō- \

Definition of pillowcase

: a removable covering for a pillow

Examples of pillowcase in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web His client, Kenneth Humphrey, now 66, is accused of entering the apartment of a 79-year-old man who lived in the same building in May 2017, threatening to put a pillowcase over his head and stealing $5 and a bottle of cologne. Bob Egelko, SFChronicle.com, "California Supreme Court takes a step toward abolishing cash bail at hearing," 5 Jan. 2021 Be sure to change your pillowcase at least once a week, disinfect your phone often or use headphones to make calls, and keep your hands off your face. Bella Cacciatore, Glamour, "This Acne Face Map Can Determine Why You're Always Breaking Out in the Same Spot," 28 Dec. 2020 This set includes a flat sheet, fitted sheet, and pillowcase, each made of soft, 525 thread count cotton. Jennifer Manfrin, chicagotribune.com, "With less than two weeks remaining, here are the best deals on gifts that will arrive in time," 13 Dec. 2020 Plenty of Bloomingdale's stylish designer face masks are on sale right now, from tie-dye prints to silk face coverings from slip, makers of our favorite silk pillowcase. Kristin Granero, SELF, "The Best Cyber Monday Deals on Cloth Face Masks," 30 Nov. 2020 The Slip pillowcase, in particular, is very trendy, with hundreds of rave reviews at Nordstrom. Amanda Tarlton, USA TODAY, "15 celeb-approved gifts for anyone on your list," 8 Dec. 2020 To keep your newly-clean pillows fresh, use a pillow protector under the pillowcase and allow the pillow to air out occasionally. Emma Bazilian, House Beautiful, "Everything You Need to Know About Washing Pillows," 25 Nov. 2020 Donovan struck the man with the pillowcase in the back of the head with the stick. Fox News, "Illinois man, 81, uses antique walking stick to beat thieves," 21 Nov. 2020 Days after his arrest, Nunez’s belongings were being gathered up at the house and a tan pillowcase containing less than $100 in cash and coins was found under a couch. Brooke Baitinger, sun-sentinel.com, "Suspect cut her dreadlocks after murder and robbery at gas station, police say," 3 Oct. 2020

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First Known Use of pillowcase

1633, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of pillowcase was in 1633

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13 Jan 2021

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“Pillowcase.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pillowcase. Accessed 27 Jan. 2021.

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How to pronounce pillowcase (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of pillowcase

: a removable covering for a pillow


pil·​low·​case | \ ˈpi-lō-ˌkās How to pronounce pillowcase (audio) \

Kids Definition of pillowcase

: a removable covering for a pillow

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