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 (pān-wär′, pĕn-)
A woman's loose-fitting dressing gown.

[French, from Old French peignouer, linen covering used while combing oneself, from peigner, to comb the hair, from Latin pectināre, from pecten, pectin-, comb.]


(Clothing & Fashion) a woman's dressing gown or negligee
[C19: from French, from peigner to comb, since the garment was worn while the hair was combed]


(peɪnˈwɑr, pɛn-, ˈpeɪn wɑr, ˈpɛn-)

a woman's loose dressing gown.
[1825–35; < French: literally, comber, i.e., something worn while one's hair is being combed =peign(er) to comb (< Late Latin pectināre; see pecten) + -oir < Latin -ōrium -ory1]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.peignoir - a loose dressing gown for womenpeignoir - a loose dressing gown for women  
brunch coat - a woman's short housecoat or wrapper
camisole - a short negligee
woman's clothing - clothing that is designed for women to wear


[ˈpeɪnwɑːʳ] Nbata f (de señora), peinador m


nNegligée nt, → Negligee nt
References in classic literature ?
She began to cry a little, and wiped her eyes on the sleeve of her peignoir.
Pontellier's eyes that the damp sleeve of her peignoir no longer served to dry them.
She wore a rich peignoir, and her blond hair was half covered by a lace cap: in her attire she was, as always, an elegant woman, fit to figure in a picture of modern aristocratic life: but I asked myself how that face of hers could ever have seemed to me the face of a woman born of woman, with memories of childhood, capable of pain, needing to be fondled?
The corset under a peignoir ''is something French women did not do,'' she said.
aircraft in WWII) were compared to roles implied by Mimi Smith's 1966 Steel Wool Peignoir (sheer pink with lace, thickly trimmed in steel wool; see http://spencerart.
I found her dressed in a sort of enormous red peignoir, her arms bare, and already fully coiffed.
The Indifferent Lover marked Demy's first collaboration with two crew members--production designer Bernard Evein and costumier Jacqueline Moreau--who would be indispensable in carrying out many of his Kool-Aid-colored mise-en-scenes, here evident in cherry-red walls and the spurned chanteuse's emerald-green peignoir.
For men, it was a luxurious full-skirted silk coat and for women, it was the diaphonous, floating Peignoir or robe Volante.
The Mad Men actress wears a sparkly white Wonderbra-type plunge bra, skirt and fur-trimmed peignoir.
À la fin de la nuit, un bungalow,/ un peignoir et un abat-jour/ pour que nous fassions l'amour/ toujours l'amour (5)
In Peignoir in a Light Breeze (1936), a hidden thread holds the gossamer gown in midair, and Munkacsi's nudes are subtle studies of shadow and light.
Sunday Morning" begins with a woman alone on a Sunday morning, lounging in her peignoir, drinking coffee and eating oranges, while she "dreams a little" and begins to think of that "old catastrophe" in "silent Palestine / Dominion of the blood and sepulcher.