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nightshirt

[nahyt-shurt] /ˈnaɪtˌʃɜrt/
noun
1.
a loose shirtlike garment reaching to the knees or lower, for wearing in bed.
Origin
1840-1850
1840-50; night + shirt
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British Dictionary definitions for night shirt

nightshirt

/ˈnaɪtˌʃɜːt/
noun
1.
a loose knee-length or longer shirtlike garment worn in bed by men
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