nightshirt

[ nahyt-shurt ]
/ ˈnaɪtˌʃɜrt /

noun

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

Nearby words

  1. nightrider,
  2. nights,
  3. nightscape,
  4. nightshade,
  5. nightshade family,
  6. nightside,
  7. nightspot,
  8. nightstand,
  9. nightstick,
  10. nighttide

Origin of nightshirt

First recorded in 1840–50; night + shirt

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British Dictionary definitions for nightshirt

nightshirt

/ (ˈnaɪtˌʃɜːt) /

noun

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