from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A loose garment worn in bed by women and girls.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A loose gown worn in one's chamber, at night or in the daytime; a dressing-gown; a robe de chambre; a negligée gown or house-dress, for either men or women.
  • noun A night-dress for women, high in the neck, with long sleeves, and covering the whole person.
  • noun A night-dress for men.

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

  • noun A loose gown used for undress; also, a gown used for a sleeping garment.

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

  • noun A garment mainly worn by women for sleeping in.

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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