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nightie

or nighty

[nahy-tee] /ˈnaɪ ti/
noun, Informal.
1.
Origin of nightie
1890-1895
1890-95; night(gown) + -ie

nighty

[nahy-tee] /ˈnaɪ ti/
noun, plural nighties.
1.
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nightie

/ˈnaɪtɪ/
noun (pl) nighties
1.
(informal) short for nightdress
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Word Origin and History for nighties

nightie

n.

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

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Slang definitions & phrases for nighties

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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Related Abbreviations for nighties

nightie

nightgown

nighty

nightgown
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