American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Clothes, such as pajamas or a nightgown, worn in bed. Also called nightdress, nightwear, sleepwear.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Garments designed to be worn in bed.
- Negligée or informal dress worn in the evening.
- n. Clothing worn while sleeping in bed, such as pyjamas or a nightgown, and when worn over nightclothes, a robe.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. garments designed to be worn in bed
“Ono's security staff say Karsan dropped off a letter and a photograph of Ono in nightclothes to the artist's apartment in New York, where she once lived with the former Beatle.”
“Wuterich was commanding a group of soldiers who burst into the victims' homes in Haditha and shot women, children and men in their nightclothes.”
“Still in her nightclothes, reeking of smoke, and gripping the smoldering diary, Cat rose from her seat to follow Jack.”
“In one hospital they were left in nightclothes all day and forced to wear nappies.”
“We crept up the backstairs in our nightclothes, trailed by the sleepy dogs.”
“Laura (southernxyl) says: jc, that makes sense, but if she had verbally objected to having her picture taken in her nightclothes with her head uncovered, could the cop go on and take it anyway?”
“People in Concepcion ran out of buildings in their nightclothes.”
“When he turned toward the house and weaved his way through the grove, he found the back door swung open, his three young boys standing just inside wearing nightclothes and wet cheeks.”
“My husband of 10 years, who is retired, calls me at work one morning and tells me he had just gotten out of the shower when our female next-door neighbor rang the doorbell in her nightclothes, stating that she got locked out when she took out the trash.”
“You're crashed out in an unfamiliar place with somebody you don't know too well and never liked all that much, and there, exposed in your nightclothes, the dark hours until sunrise stretched out before you, you discover an uncanny affinity.”
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