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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
1350-1400; Middle English; see night, gown
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  • There was your nightgown tossed across the bed, just as you had thrown it off.

    The Moonstone Wilkie Collins
  • Only Nancy in her nightgown still, and playing with poor faded Belinda.

    An Australian Lassie Lilian Turner
  • She was sitting straight up in bed, looking down at him, her hair falling over her nightgown.

    Running Sands Reginald Wright Kauffman
  • Here's a woman who came in in a nightgown and pair of slippers.

    K Mary Roberts Rinehart
  • There were the familiar letters which told me that the nightgown was mine.

    The Moonstone Wilkie Collins
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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