nightie

or night·y

[nahy-tee]

noun Informal.


Nearby words

  1. nightdress,
  2. nightfall,
  3. nightglow,
  4. nightgown,
  5. nighthawk,
  6. nightingale,
  7. nightingale ward,
  8. nightingale, florence,
  9. nightjar,
  10. nightlife

Origin of nightie

First recorded in 1890–95; night(gown) + -ie

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British Dictionary definitions for nightie

nightie

nighty

noun plural nighties

informal short for nightdress
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Word Origin and History for nightie

nightie

n.

1871, short for nightgown; originally a children's word.

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