nightie

[nahy-tee]
noun Informal.
Also, nighty.


Origin:
1890–95; night(gown) + -ie

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nightie or nighty (ˈnaɪtɪ)
 
n , pl nighties
informal short for nightdress
 
nighty or nighty
 
n

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nightie
1871, short for nightgown (c.1400); originally a children's word.
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Abbreviations & Acronyms
nightie
nightgown
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Example sentences
In the summertime she sometimes runs in her nightie, its pale folds catching
  around her knees.
His nan was awake, crouching barefoot at the top of the stairs in a short pink
  nightie showing her soft lumpy legs.
Next she went into the bathroom and emerged wearing a cotton nightie.
Or a koala that climbed up a four-poster bed surprising a seventeen-year-old in
  her nightie.
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