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nightshirt

[nahyt-shurt]
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noun
  1. 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
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  • And he started forth up the garden in his nightshirt and Norfolk jacket.

    The Burning Spear

    John Galsworthy

  • At sight of me in my nightshirt Pugh began to shake his head.

  • He stood over me, man of all the luxuries that he was, in his nightshirt.

    The Belovd Vagabond

    William J. Locke

  • With the left hand he clutched the covers, with the right his nightshirt, just back of the neck.

    The Varmint

    Owen Johnson

  • No doubt this was his nightshirt—a durable garment, but irritating to the skin.

    Yonder

    Emily Hilda Young


British Dictionary definitions for nightshirt

nightshirt

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