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[nahyt-klohz, -klohth z] /ˈnaɪtˌkloʊz, -ˌkloʊðz/
plural noun
garments for wearing in bed, as pajamas or nightgowns.
Origin of nightclothes
1595-1605; night + clothes Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for nightclothes
  • Add appropriate underwear and socks and one set of nightclothes.
  • Then he got into her nightclothes and waited in bed.
  • Wash sheets and nightclothes every day while you are infected.
  • Before departing with the officers, plaintiff requested permission to change out of her nightclothes.
  • Most were in their nightclothes and were not dressed for the frigid weather conditions outside.
  • Discusses mattresses, blankets, and nightclothes through the ages.
British Dictionary definitions for nightclothes


plural noun
clothes worn in bed
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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