- a tailored robe worn for lounging or for grooming, applying makeup, etc.
Origin of dressing gown
First recorded in 1770–80
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Examples from the Web for dressing gown
The object of her solicitude entered in dressing-gown and slippers.The Spenders
Harry Leon Wilson
Sidney had lighted the gas and was throwing on her dressing-gown.
In his dressing-gown he had sat by the small fire, thinking.
He had discarded the dressing-gown and was now in evening dress.The Black Bag
Louis Joseph Vance
He put on his dressing-gown, and opened the door of his room.Changing Winds
St. John G. Ervine
- a full robe worn before dressing or for lounging
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