pillow sham


noun

an ornamental cover laid over a bed pillow.

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Origin of pillow sham

First recorded in 1870–75
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Example sentences from the Web for pillow sham

  • She gasped a little, sat down on the floor, and began mopping up the stream of warm blood with a pillow-sham.

  • As here represented it will be easy to copy either for a pillow-sham or for any article of decoration or personal use desired.

    The Art of Modern Lace Making|The Butterick Publishing Co.
  • This design is for the corner of a scarf, spread, tidy or pillow-sham and is very popular, as it is effective though simply made.

    The Art of Modern Lace Making|The Butterick Publishing Co.
  • This tidy, enlarged, forms an elegant design for a pillow-sham.

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British Dictionary definitions for pillow sham

pillow sham

noun

mainly US a decorative cover for a bed pillow
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