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bed jacket

noun

  1. a short jacket worn, usually by a woman, over a nightgown or pajamas, especially while sitting up in bed.


bed jacket

noun

  1. a woman's short upper garment worn over a nightgown when sitting up in bed


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Word History and Origins

Origin of bed jacket1

First recorded in 1910–15

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Example Sentences

She loved to lie in bed, in a lavender bed-jacket with ribbons, and be read to by Adele or Eugene, or her husband.

She had on a white bed-jacket and a nightcap, and from time to time gave vent to a sob and an involuntary groan.

Still in silence, she peeled the stout figure of its dressing gown and helped it into a short, knitted bed-jacket.

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