[ nahyt-shurt ]
/ ˈnaɪtˌʃɜrt /


a loose shirtlike garment reaching to the knees or lower, for wearing in bed.


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Origin of nightshirt

First recorded in 1840–50; night + shirt Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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British Dictionary definitions for nightshirt

/ (ˈnaɪtˌʃɜːt) /


a loose knee-length or longer shirtlike garment worn in bed by men
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