from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Informal A nightgown.
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- n. A woman's nightgown or nightdress; a dress-like garment worn to bed.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Any loose-fitting clothing for wear in bed.
- n. a loose dress designed to be worn in bed by women; a nightgown.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. lingerie consisting of a loose dress designed to be worn in bed by women
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"I love you - G xxx" so of course I got all mushy and soft and even hugged it (I know I'm pathetic) then decided to put on my nightie for bed and there under my pillow wrapped in my nightie was another note that said:
Made by hand of organic cotton, the nightie is a throwback to a bygone era and is pretty enough to be worn as a dress.
She was in some kind of nightie, and actually looked somewhat fetching; I hadn't really looked at her before.
When this strain was at its worst and every nerve on edge, another scream from behind us cut our ears like a needle, the eyes of the tigress as well as ours sought the door, and there in her golden curls and white "nightie" stood little Madeline.
So she had, perforce, to submit to his taking off her dressing-gown, and the glowing ardour and admiration in his dark eyes when she stood before him clad only in her filmy, sleeveless "nightie" brought the hot colour flooding back to her fair face again.
And then there was the little girl, who usually would wake up and in her "nightie" come out of bed and sleepily smile at me and climb on to my knee and nod off again.
Neat little undergarments, white little frocks, a something that the miner felt by instinct was a "nightie," and two pairs of the smallest of stockings rewarded the overhauling of the package, and left Jim momentarily speechless.
Pity Desdemona spends so much of that play in her nightie, he clucked, unpacking his goodies.
Wearing: Flowy off-the-shoulder white fairytale nightie.
My daughter lovely is a nightie that I had before I had kids.