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[nahyt-dres] /ˈnaɪtˌdrɛs/
a nightgown.
Origin of nightdress
First recorded in 1705-15; night + dress Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Naomi was already in bed, and Fatimah brought her away in her nightdress.

    The Scapegoat Hall Caine
  • The first time I saw her she was only three, and she was in her nightdress ready for bed.

    The Eternal City Hall Caine
  • Esther, we are told, slipped on her nightdress and got into bed.

    My Contemporaries In Fiction David Christie Murray
  • Annette was there in her nightdress, looking from side to side like a hunted creature.

    Despair's Last Journey David Christie Murray
  • Jane wanted hotly to know, "or an angel in a nightdress and a snow scene?"

    Jane Journeys On Ruth Comfort Mitchell
  • He put his arm around her and felt that she was in a nightdress.

    Gladiator Philip Wylie
  • She was in her nightdress that fell, like hanging water, white through the gloom.

    The Narrow House Evelyn Scott
  • The usher, in nightdress and slippers, was rolling his angry eyes on me.

  • But the movement of the ruffles on her nightdress showed that she was living and breathing.

    Children of the Soil Henryk Sienkiewicz
  • She pulled up the end of the rug and found that she was barefooted and in her nightdress.

    Lady Lilith

    Stephen McKenna
British Dictionary definitions for nightdress


(Brit) a loose dress worn in bed by women Also called nightgown, nightie
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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