- 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
Examples from the Web for peignoir
So I had to put on her peignoir, and tidy her up, and arrange her hair just as I have done.A Comedy of Marriage and Other Tales
Guy De Maupassant
Her peignoir of beige, embroidered with red silk, was evidently of Parisian manufacture.The Downfall
Besides, the peignoir weighs nothing; a feather, a puff of vapour.Rita
Laura E. Richards
Yes, but you will not care to go to the dining-room in your peignoir?The Son of Monte Christo
Ma'ame Plagie had been sitting beside the bed in her peignoir and slippers.Bayou Folk
- a woman's dressing gown or negligee
Word Origin and History for peignoir
"lady's loose robe," 1835, from French peignoir, from Middle French peignouoir "garment worn over the shoulders while combing the hair" (16c.), from peigner "to comb the hair," from Latin pectinare, from pecten (genitive pectinis) "a comb," related to pectere "to comb" (see fight (v.)). A gown put on while coming from the bath; misapplied in English to a woman's morning gown.