pil·​low·​case | \ˈpi-lə-ˌkās, -lō-\

Definition of pillowcase 

: a removable covering for a pillow

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Provide a bag or pillowcase with a note attached for Santa and his team at the North Pole asking them to help recycle the toys to a new home. Kristine M. Kierzek, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Holiday clutter: A plan for clearing out your house before the gifts arrive," 11 Dec. 2017 The ones from Parachute include just the fitted and two pillowcases. Liz Krieger, Town & Country, "It’s Time to Say Goodbye to Top Sheets For Good," 20 June 2018 Some of the activities will focus on decorating pillowcases for children who are hospital bound and making snack bags for families in shelters. Quoron Walker, Courant Community, "Youth & Family Services Has Summer Activities For All Ages," 26 June 2018 Check out musician and artist Ted Feighan’s psychedelic floral graphics on tapestries, mugs, pillowcases, and prints, or bring the outdoors in with geographic planters from NewMade LA by Amsterdam Modern. Sunset, "You’re Going to Want All of These Artist-Designed Home Décor Pieces," 22 Jan. 2018 The group then bound the player’s arms with duct tape and put a pillowcase over his head before taking him to a pickup truck. Clifford Ward, chicagotribune.com, "Third ex-football player from Wheaton College pleads guilty to misdemeanor battery in hazing," 19 June 2018 This included shirts, wigs, hats, instruments, board games, ice cream bars, wallpaper, bed sheets and pillowcases. John Harrington And Charles Stockdale, USA TODAY, "50 fascinating facts you may not know about The Beatles," 10 July 2018 In Bemelmans Bar, guests were treated to monogrammed pillowcases, embellished miniature bottles of Moët & Chandon champagne, and a caviar tasting. Zachary Weiss, Vogue, "Revealing—and Celebrating—the Secrets of The Carlyle Hotel," 9 May 2018 Just look at the pillowcase, the blanket, the fitted sheets … all emblazoned with the blue and white colors and logo of his beloved Toronto Maple Leafs. Alex Prewitt, SI.com, "In Joining an Up-and-Coming Maple Leafs Squad, John Tavares Gets to Live Out His Dream," 2 July 2018

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First Known Use of pillowcase

1633, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of pillowcase

: a removable covering for a pillow


pil·​low·​case | \ˈpi-lō-ˌkās \

Kids Definition of pillowcase

: a removable covering for a pillow

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