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[bath-rohb, bahth-] /ˈbæθˌroʊb, ˈbɑθ-/
a long, loose, coat-like garment, often tied with a belt of the same material, worn before and after a bath, over sleepwear, or as leisure wear at home.
Origin of bathrobe
An Americanism dating back to 1900-05; bath1 + robe Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • He flew into the hall where he had left his medicine-case, and Peter ran for a bathrobe.

    The White Mice Richard Harding Davis
  • "I threw a bathrobe over my grip in the first place," said Nan.

  • Diving into a bathrobe, he turned the water on for his bath, trotted to the front room and discovered the evasion of Mr. Iff.

    The Bandbox Louis Joseph Vance
  • He wrapped his bathrobe carefully about him and opened the door.

  • The captain put on his bathrobe, then went to the window and sat down there.

    Cursed George Allan England
British Dictionary definitions for bathrobe


a loose-fitting garment of towelling, for wear before or after a bath or swimming
(US & Canadian) a dressing gown
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for bathrobe

1894, from bath (n.) + robe (n.).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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