[ bath-rohb, bahth- ]
/ ˈbæθˌroʊb, ˈbɑθ- /


a long, loose, coat-like garment, often tied with a belt of the same material, worn before and after a bath, over sleepwear, or as leisure wear at home.

Origin of bathrobe

An Americanism dating back to 1900–05; bath1 + robe Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for bathrobe


/ (ˈbɑːθˌrəʊb) /


a loose-fitting garment of towelling, for wear before or after a bath or swimming
US and Canadian a dressing gown
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Word Origin and History for bathrobe



1894, from bath (n.) + robe (n.).

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