nightgown

[nahyt-goun]

noun

a loose gown, worn in bed by women or children.
Archaic. a dressing gown.

Nearby words

  1. nightclub,
  2. nightclubbing,
  3. nightdress,
  4. nightfall,
  5. nightglow,
  6. nighthawk,
  7. nightie,
  8. nightingale,
  9. nightingale ward,
  10. nightingale, florence

Origin of nightgown

Middle English word dating back to 1350–1400; see origin at night, gown

Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for nightgown


British Dictionary definitions for nightgown

nightgown

noun

another name for nightdress
a man's nightshirt
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Word Origin and History for nightgown

nightgown

n.

also night-gown, c.1400, from night + gown.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper