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 Slip's best-selling silk pillowcase will help keep her strands intact while also helping reduce signs of aging. Dale Arden Chong, Men's Health, 3 May 2022 In addition, Flagship Business fliers will receive a Casper duvet, a premium pillow and pillowcase; Bang & Olufsen noise-canceling headphones; and an amenity kit. Kimi Robinson, The Arizona Republic, 5 Apr. 2022 The two-pillowcase set has more than 167,000 five-star ratings on Amazon — an eye-popping amount. Nicol Natale, PEOPLE.com, 6 Feb. 2022 This absorbed quickly and did not leave residue on my pillowcase. Daisy Maldonado, SELF, 17 Mar. 2022 On the first delivery in January 2020, Williams handed the fake drugs in a pillowcase and was paid $4,000. Nathan Solis, Los Angeles Times, 2 Mar. 2022 Instead of buying a duvet, pillowcase covers, and top sheets separately, Country Living sells multi-piece bundles. Kelsey Mulvey, Country Living, 14 Mar. 2022 Stonum said there was unidentified male DNA on the pillowcase gag, which a crime lab analyst testified did not belong to Lepere. Los Angeles Times, 22 Feb. 2022 Police later discovered in his rented room a pillowcase with ragged eyeholes cut out. David Reamer, Anchorage Daily News, 20 Feb. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of pillowcase

1633, in the meaning defined above

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13 May 2022

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“Pillowcase.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pillowcase. Accessed 24 May. 2022.

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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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