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nightie

or nighty

[nahy-tee] /ˈnaɪ ti/
noun, Informal.
1.
Origin of nightie
1890-1895
First recorded in 1890-95; night(gown) + -ie
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Examples from the Web for nightie
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  • Never mind, Allyn, sister will come in a few minutes and put your nightie on.

    Teddy: Her Book Anna Chapin Ray
  • Her nightie was a heap by her bed, the bed crumpled and empty.

    The Cricket Marjorie Cooke
  • "It's my nightie," whispered Lottie, pointing to the bundle.

    The Mission of Janice Day Helen Beecher Long
  • Every time I finish a nightie, it means another baby can have a bath.

    The Red Rugs of Tarsus

    Helen Davenport Gibbons
  • But I wisht sombody'd give the girls a nightie or somethin' to wear.

    The Pathless Trail

    Arthur O. (Arthur Olney) Friel
  • Just as Flyaway, in her nightie, was having a frolic with Grace, there was a sound of wheels.

  • I sat for another second in disconcerted silence, my needle, threaded with white silk, poised above the nightie.

    Miss Million's Maid Bertha Ruck
  • A small boy was hurried in his nightie across the street and kept till all danger had passed.

    A Backward Glance at Eighty

    Charles A. Murdock
  • Of course, part of the milk spilled on his nightie but the remainder he drank greedily.

    Polly in New York Lillian Elizabeth Roy
  • Marianne had sat down at her work basket and Marietje, out of sheer boredom, also took up a "nightie."

    The Twilight of the Souls

    Louis Couperus
British Dictionary definitions for nightie

nightie

/ˈnaɪtɪ/
noun (pl) nighties
1.
(informal) short for nightdress
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for nightie
n.

1871, short for nightgown; originally a children's word.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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Slang definitions & phrases for nightie

nightie

noun

A nightgown: Aphrodite in her nightie, Oh my God what a sightie (1894+)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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