Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. See nightclothes.

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  • n. Clothes worn at nighttime

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  • n. garments designed to be worn in bed

Etymologies

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night +‎ -wear

Examples

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  • A nightshirt, or indeed any other kind of nightwear, was not only unnecessary but unwelcome as well when it came between her and the sensual warmth of Guard's skin, the touch of his hands and mouth, when-Shakily Rosy tried to banish her wantonly erotic thoughts, but as she glanced in the mirror she suspected that her flushed face and shining eyes gave her away.

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  • After giving birth, finding the right kind of nightwear to feel comfortable in again can be quite a task.

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  • Be sure to check out the fab 1960s tote and the dead stock Pucci 2-piece nightwear set.

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  • He is seeing nightwear and pajamas that compete with his Mira Lingerie line coming in from China for as little as

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  • What I've been sleeping in for the past two years could be called a teddy, but only if it's understood that the word is not synonymous with a slinky negligee, but strictly a nod to women's nightwear worn during the first Roosevelt administration.

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  • The Gossip Girl star and fashion icon (daywear, the three P's: Purple, Plaid and Preppy; nightwear, the three V's: vests, velvet and Valentino) recently sat for a Forbes Fictional Interview.

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  • He led her to a room where three maidservants worked, still in their nightwear with tied shawls atop.

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  • Before I end my extensive analysis of nightwear, it is my duty to draw your attention to a new product which could soon be reaching our shores.

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  • The interesting breakthrough if such a term could and should be applied to nightwear versus serious things like a malaria-free Africa is loungewear.

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  • Also called sleepwear. Negligee, nightgown, nightshirt, nightcap, peignoir, Pajamas, slip nightgown, etc.

    May 13, 2008