[ nahyt-dres ]
See synonyms for nightdress on
  1. a nightgown.

Origin of nightdress

First recorded in 1705–15; night + dress

Words Nearby nightdress Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use nightdress in a sentence

  • The dead man lay in a pool of blood, with which his white nightdress was stained in many places.

  • 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
  • Her bare feet gleamed, her hair shone gold against her nightdress.

  • Jane wanted hotly to know, "or an angel in a nightdress and a snow scene?"

    Jane Journeys On | Ruth Comfort Mitchell
  • In a moment she was back again, with her baby in its pink nightdress, kicking and crowing in her arms.

    The Devourers | Annie Vivanti Chartres

British Dictionary definitions for nightdress


/ (ˈnaɪtˌdrɛs) /

  1. British a loose dress worn in bed by women: Also called: nightgown, nightie

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