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dressing sack

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noun
  1. a woman's dressing gown.

Origin of dressing sack

An Americanism dating back to 1860–65
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Examples from the Web for dressing sack

Historical Examples

  • If we take a Hubbard and cut it off at the hips, we have only a dressing-sack with a yoke.

    Threads of Grey and Gold

    Myrtle Reed

  • "Nannette, pray, get me a shawl or dressing-sack," she whispered to the girl.

    The Heatherford Fortune

    Mrs. Georgie Sheldon

  • Turning any corner, a dressing-sack or a cul-de-sac may bring you up short.

  • I undressed myself rapidly, put on a dressing-sack, and threw myself upon the bed.

    Richard Vandermarck

    Miriam Coles Harris

  • Arla came in on tiptoe, dressed in white gown and dressing-sack and with her hair loose.