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night robe

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noun
  1. nightgown.

Origin of night robe

First recorded in 1545–55
Related formsnight-robed, adjective
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Examples from the Web for night robe

Historical Examples

  • I should like it a little large, because I expect to wear it in my journeys as a night-robe.

    Letters to an Unknown

    Prosper Mrime

  • There was Malinda Jane's night-robe hanging on one side of the bed, and there was my night-robe on the other.

  • Like a flash I jumped up, and, in my night-robe though I was, rushed to the entrance to the corral.

  • With bare feet, and only in her night-robe, she stole tremblingly across the threshold.

    Godolphin, Complete

    Edward Bulwer-Lytton

  • "The—key," gasped the sick one, fumbling feebly among the folds of her night-robe.

    The Masked Bridal

    Mrs. Georgie Sheldon


British Dictionary definitions for night robe

night robe

noun
  1. US and Canadian a loose dress worn in bed by womenAlso called (in Britain and certain other countries): nightdress
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