from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A woman's garment, usually long and loose, used for informal wear at home.
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- n. a bathrobe.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. a loose dressing gown for women.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a loose dressing gown for women
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I was bundled up in housecoat, hospital blankets and my little urine bag rested by me feet on the footrest of the wheelchair.
Assuming that her housecoat was appropriate under islam, iOW long, modest, very covering, etc, no one would know the status of her undies.
She loved showing me her '60s glamour shots as much as she loved who she was while in her "housecoat" cooking us the most awesome dinners.
Shasta imagined herself stumbling down the desolate halls of the psych ward as an old senile woman, utterly alone in the depths of dementia, wearing a cheap housecoat and sock monkey slippers.
You probably saw one on the 6 o'clock news -- when they arrest her she's usually wearing a confused look, a housecoat & bedroom slippers on the wrong feet. lol
She took a hand-embroidered handkerchief out of her housecoat pocket and wiped my eyes.
The yellow dress will be cut down the front and worn as a housecoat over a night dress.
She invited the media into her hospital room and let them photograph her in a housecoat.
She opened the door, straightening her wig and snapping her housecoat closed.
Aunt Niecey smiled and smoothed down the front of her pink, flowered housecoat.
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