Definitions

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  • n. Nightclothes.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Night-clothes.

Etymologies

From night +‎ gear. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Morgan came running in, once more in his nightgear, begging Lilly to hear his prayers.

    A Confederate girl's diary,

  • But it was not so; for, the train stopping at some station, the cars were instantly thronged with the natives, wives and fathers, young men and maidens, some of them in little more than nightgear, some with stable lanterns, and all offering beds for sale.

    Across the Plains: With Other Memories and Essays

  • They stood before the fire, and the leaping tongues of light played upon their white garments, Madeleine's nightgear scarcely more treacherously tell-tale of her slender woman's loveliness than the evening robe that clung so closely to the vigorous grace of Molly's lithe young figure.

    The Light of Scarthey

  • Ah yes! she knew it doubtless, for her soul was bound to mine too nearly not to feel its least movements; and this it must have been which urged her to climb the terrace in the cold morning dews, wrapped only in her snowy nightgear.

    A History of the French Novel, Vol. 2 To the Close of the 19th Century

  • It was as horrible as dreams she had sometimes had of walking into church in her nightgear.

    Quaint Courtships

  • She was dressed in everything, except her bonnet, as she had been the day before; although sweet, thoughtful Mrs Hughes had provided her with nightgear, which lay on the little chest of drawers that served as

    Ruth

  • ‘I’ll run and see this minnit,’ said Mrs Ruddle, gathering all Mr Noakes’s toilet apparatus dexterously into her apron as she passed the dressing-table and whisking his nightgear in after it, ‘and I’ll ’ave it all up before you can look round.’

    Busman's Honeymoon

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