nightdress

[nahyt-dres]

noun

a nightgown.

Origin of nightdress

First recorded in 1705–15; night + dress
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Examples from the Web for nightdress

Historical Examples of nightdress

  • For at that very moment Amina, in her nightdress, lamp in hand, emerges from a window in the mill roof.

  • The usher, in nightdress and slippers, was rolling his angry eyes on me.

  • Thank God,” I said to myself, “she cannot be far, as she is only in her nightdress.

    Dracula

    Bram Stoker

  • Up from the gate, her nightdress hanging about her feet, her hair pale in the dim light, came the little girl.

  • As I came close, she put up her hand in her sleep and pulled the collar of her nightdress close round her throat.

    Dracula

    Bram Stoker



British Dictionary definitions for nightdress

nightdress

noun

British a loose dress worn in bed by womenAlso called: nightgown, nightie
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