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dressing gown

a tailored robe worn for lounging or for grooming, applying makeup, etc.
Origin of dressing gown
1770-80 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • With one hand he clutched at the dressing-gown, the girdle of which was trailing behind him.

    The Lighted Way E. Phillips Oppenheim
  • Sir William, wrapped in his dressing-gown, was sitting up in an easy chair.

    The Arbiter Lady F. E. E. Bell
  • She put on her dressing-gown, but not her slippers, in case they should want to count her toes.

    Half-Past Bedtime H. H. Bashford
  • I had the delight of lining the dressing-gown you were to wear.

    White Lies Charles Reade
  • Just as he was returning from his errand he encountered Nozdrev, clad in a dressing-gown, and holding a pipe between his teeth.

    Dead Souls Nikolai Vasilievich Gogol
  • He would have a dressing-gown, a Basque cap, blue velvet slippers!

    Madame Bovary Gustave Flaubert
  • The wide sleeve of the dressing-gown slipped back, uncovering her white arm as far as the shoulder.

    'Twixt Land & Sea Joseph Conrad
  • He dragged himself towards her on his knees, regardless of his dressing-gown.

    Madame Bovary Gustave Flaubert
  • He was sitting in his dressing-gown, quietly smoking a cigar in his armchair.

    The Duchesse de Langeais Honore de Balzac
  • My dressing-gown and slippers were laid carefully on a chair.

    The Lowest Rung Mary Cholmondeley
British Dictionary definitions for dressing-gown

dressing gown

a full robe worn before dressing or for lounging
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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