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[nahyt-shurt] /ˈnaɪtˌʃɜrt/
a loose shirtlike garment reaching to the knees or lower, for wearing in bed.
Origin of nightshirt
1840-50; night + shirt Unabridged
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  • Then, still in his nightshirt, he went to his table and began working at a pile of papers.
  • He was in a nightshirt only, clutching a single eight-foot spear.
  • Her throat had been cut and her nightshirt was drenched in blood.
  • The nightshirt is embedded with fabric electronics to monitor the wearer's breathing patterns.
  • The wind pushed scraps of cloud high above the hollow and blew inside her nightshirt and between her legs.
  • The vice president elect came out and made a speech in his nightshirt.
British Dictionary definitions for nightshirt


a loose knee-length or longer shirtlike garment worn in bed by men
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