Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Night-clothes.
  • noun A nightgown.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun A nightgown.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A nightgown; female attire designed to be worn to bed.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun lingerie consisting of a loose dress designed to be worn in bed by women

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Examples

  • I must have pinched up a piece of loose skin and have transfixed it, for there are two little red points like pin-pricks, and on the band of her nightdress was a drop of blood.

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  • I must have pinched up a piece of loose skin and have transfixed it, for there are two little red points like pin-pricks, and on the band of her nightdress was a drop of blood.

    Dracula

  • I must have pinched up a piece of loose skin and have transfixed it, for there are two little red points like pin-pricks, and on the band of her nightdress was a drop of blood.

    Dracula

  • One example, noted by spy novelist Jeremy Duns, is this passage from "Assassin of Secrets": "Then he saw her, behind the fountain, a small light, dim but growing to illuminate her as she stood naked but for a thin, translucent nightdress; her hair undone and falling to her waist—hair and the thin material moving and blowing as though caught in a silent zephyr."

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  • It isn't late when we get back to her place, but Enid's tired, and does have to get up early to move her car for Friday street-cleaning before going to work, so right away she puts on that white cotton nightdress of hers and gets into bed.

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  • She made a delightful picture of young womanhood as she stood there in her genuine Myrene Flannelette nightdress (only 1/11¾ per yard, and guaranteed non-inflammable).

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  • That seemed to increase our sexual activities especially when I started wearing a nightdress As far as I know by experience in meeting other CD's at a CD club with my wife.

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  • She looked down at her smooth young arms, left bare by her scant nightdress.

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  • Christaniel was still lying in bed and had to be woken up by Sarah herself, a burly woman in a nightdress and boots, smoking a cigar.

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  • Once a month or so, I push up Pilar's nightdress, determined to feel those happy kisses again, on my eyelids, my neck.

    Hiccup

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