[ nahyt-goun ]
/ ˈnaɪtˌgaʊn /


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


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Origin of nightgown

Middle English word dating back to 1350–1400; see origin at night, gown Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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British Dictionary definitions for nightgown

/ (ˈnaɪtˌɡaʊn) /


another name for nightdress
a man's nightshirt
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