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nightgown

[nahyt-goun] /ˈnaɪtˌgaʊn/
noun
1.
a loose gown, worn in bed by women or children.
2.
Archaic. a dressing gown.
Origin of nightgown
1350-1400
Middle English word dating back to 1350-1400; See origin at night, gown
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  • Here's a woman who came in in a nightgown and pair of slippers.

    K Mary Roberts Rinehart
  • She thoughtfully held up and surveyed a tiny infant's nightgown.

    The Harbor Ernest Poole
  • "I haven't got any nightgown," called a voice from the other room.

    Cy Whittaker's Place Joseph C. Lincoln
  • She undressed Glorianna, but she got her nightgown on upside down.

  • She has on only her nightgown and a wrapper over it; her bare feet are thrust into slippers.

    The First and The Last John Galsworthy
British Dictionary definitions for nightgown

nightgown

/ˈnaɪtˌɡaʊn/
noun
1.
another name for nightdress
2.
a man's nightshirt
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Word Origin and History for nightgown
n.

also night-gown, c.1400, from night + gown.

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