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Origin of nightdress

First recorded in 1705–15; night + dress Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for nightdress

Historical Examples of nightdress

  • Naomi was already in bed, and Fatimah brought her away in her nightdress.

    The Scapegoat

    Hall Caine

  • The first time I saw her she was only three, and she was in her nightdress ready for bed.

  • Esther, we are told, slipped on her nightdress and got into bed.

    My Contemporaries In Fiction

    David Christie Murray

  • Annette was there in her nightdress, looking from side to side like a hunted creature.

    Despair's Last Journey

    David Christie Murray

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

    Jane Journeys On

    Ruth Comfort Mitchell

British Dictionary definitions for nightdress


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