nightshirt


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night·shirt

 (nīt′shûrt′)
n.
A long, loose shirt worn in bed.

nightshirt

(ˈnaɪtˌʃɜːt)
n
(Clothing & Fashion) a loose knee-length or longer shirtlike garment worn in bed by men

night•shirt

(ˈnaɪtˌʃɜrt)

n.
a loose shirtlike garment reaching to the knees or lower, for wearing in bed.
[1840–50]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.nightshirt - nightclothes worn by mennightshirt - nightclothes worn by men    
nightclothes, nightwear, sleepwear - garments designed to be worn in bed
Translations

nightshirt

[ˈnaɪtʃɜːt] Ncamisa f de dormir

nightshirt

[ˈnaɪtʃɜːrt] nchemise f de nuit

nightshirt

[ˈnaɪtˌʃɜːt] ncamicia da notte (da uomo)
References in classic literature ?
Stepan Arkadyevitch had gone down to his room, undressed, again washed, and attired in a nightshirt with goffered frills, he had got into bed, but Levin still lingered in his room, talking of various trifling matters, and not daring to ask what he wanted to know.
It was a cold morning, and he shivered a little; but he had been taught by his uncle that his prayers were more acceptable to God if he said them in his nightshirt than if he waited till he was dressed.
thought he, while Tikhon was putting the nightshirt over his dried-up old body and gray-haired chest.
and t'other chap, and a long white cotton nightshirt and a ruffled nightcap to match.
There were sturdy workmen thrusting their way along, wretched, unkempt men, clothed like clerks or shopmen, struggling spasmodically; a wounded soldier my brother noticed, men dressed in the clothes of railway porters, one wretched creature in a nightshirt with a coat thrown over it.
He wore shoes, but no socks, and his open coat disclosed a nightshirt beneath it.
And so Tom and the Tadpole, in nightshirts and trousers, started off downstairs, and through "Thos's hole," as the little buttery, where candles and beer and bread and cheese were served out at night, was called, across the School-house court, down a long passage, and into the kitchen; where, after some parley with the stalwart, handsome cook, who declared that she had filled a dozen jugs already, they got their hot water, and returned with all speed and great caution.
Eventually we handed him over to two other footmen who appeared with their nightshirts tucked into their trousers, and my host was good enough to compliment me as he led the way outside.
Like many of his comrades, he works the nightshirt, breaking anti-graffiti laws, where they exist, and spreading hard-hitting, but positive messages of love and sharing.
Synopsis: Dressed only in a nightshirt and unarmed, Sheriff Thomas Logan lay bleeding outside the Jewel, a house of ill-fame.