peignoir

[ peyn-wahr, pen-, peyn-wahr, pen- ]
/ peɪnˈwɑr, pɛn-, ˈpeɪn wɑr, ˈpɛn- /

noun

a woman's dressing gown.
a cloak or gown of terry cloth for wear after swimming or, especially in France, after the bath.

Origin of peignoir

1825–35; < French: literally, comber, i.e., something worn while one's hair is being combed, equivalent to peign(er) to comb (< Late Latin pectināre; see pecten) + -oir < Latin -ōrium -ory1
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peignoir

/ (ˈpeɪnwɑː) /

noun

a woman's dressing gown or negligee

Word Origin for peignoir

C19: from French, from peigner to comb, since the garment was worn while the hair was combed
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