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pillowcase

[ pil-oh-keys ]
/ ˈpɪl oʊˌkeɪs /
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noun

a removable sacklike covering, usually of cotton, drawn over a pillow.

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Also called pil·low·slip [pil-oh-slip]. /ˈpɪl oʊˌslɪp/.

Origin of pillowcase

First recorded in 1715–25; pillow + case1
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pillowcase

pillowslip (ˈpɪləʊˌslɪp)

/ (ˈpɪləʊˌkeɪs) /

noun

a removable washable cover of cotton, linen, nylon, etc, for a pillow
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