dressing gown


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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Related Words for dressing gown

bathrobe, caftan, housecoat, yukata

Examples from the Web for dressing gown

Historical Examples of 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.


    Mary Roberts Rinehart

  • In his dressing-gown he had sat by the small fire, thinking.


    Mary Roberts Rinehart

  • 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

British Dictionary definitions for dressing gown

dressing gown


a full robe worn before dressing or for lounging
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