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dressing gown

a tailored robe worn for lounging or for grooming, applying makeup, etc.
Origin of dressing gown
First recorded in 1770-80 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Conquering her natural fears she rose, and donning a dressing gown, unconsciously tried the handle of her door.

    The Riddle of the Purple Emperor Mary E. Hanshew and Thomas W. Hanshew
  • He left the bath and, drying himself, donned the dressing gown.

    The Man Who Lost Himself H. De Vere Stacpoole
  • And springing nervously out of bed, she began to look for her dressing gown and slippers.

    The Old-Fashioned Fairy Book Constance Cary Harrison
  • Now hurry into your dressing gown and let's begin our letters.

  • Jerry knelt by the side of Isobel's chair and gently drew aside the dressing gown.

    Highacres Jane Abbott
  • Her slippers and dressing gown were waiting for her before the fire.

    Alexander's Bridge and The Barrel Organ Willa Cather and Alfred Noyes
  • Another author, of at least equal celebrity, could only write in dressing gown and slippers.

    Literary Byways William Andrews
  • She lay back and her dressing gown opened in a V as far as the belt.

  • Springing to her feet, she threw on a dressing gown and dashed into her parlor.

    Whispers at Dawn Roy J. Snell
British Dictionary definitions for dressing gown

dressing gown

a full robe worn before dressing or for lounging
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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