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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.]
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(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]
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(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]
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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
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[ˈpeɪnwɑːʳ] Nbata f (de señora), peinador m
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nNegligée nt, → Negligee nt
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References in classic literature ?
She began to cry a little, and wiped her eyes on the sleeve of her peignoir. Blowing out the candle, which her husband had left burning, she slipped her bare feet into a pair of satin mules at the foot of the bed and went out on the porch, where she sat down in the wicker chair and began to rock gently to and fro.
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?
"Rather than opt for fashionable Farrow and Ball paint in favoured shades such as Wevet, Peignoir and Pavilion Grey and Salmon, the Sussexes are much in favour of The Organic & Natural Paint Co's Auro range for the nursery."
Ce meme flot sanguin parcourra l'oeuvre de Zola, comme dans la scene d'accouchement de la femme de Lazare, a laquelle fait echo la scene de l'avortement de Voyage, ou Louise "etait demeuree a la meme place, tremblante, regardant ce ruissellement qui sortait d'elle, avec la terreur de voir le peignoir et le tapis inondes de son sang" (La joie de vivre 247).
[...] accrochee a la ceinture du peignoir en satin il y a une vieille momie qui pendouille, toute seche et grimacante, et la Vera Candida remarque que le sol est encore plus sale exactement sous la momie, comme si tous les liquides de ce corps s'en etaient alles, elle se dit, Il est la depuis des siecles, et elle est en rage, Ce connard s'est pendu il y a de cela fort longtemps, et les rats ne l'ont pas mange, elle ne veut pas s'approcher, elle a peur de ce que peut abriter ce corps tout sec et vide comme une chrysalide, elle pense, Ce connard s'est pendu, elle laisse tomber son couteau a terre, elle s'approche prudemment comme s'il pouvait se detacher et lui sauter dessus en hurlant, comme si elle etait dans une connerie de film d'horreur mexicain [...] (Ovalde, 2011, p.
With a journalistic tinge of humour, he reproduces terms like 'fiendish', 'flagitious' and 'peignoir' used liberally throughout the verdict.
About the anorexic daughter of one Elysian judge: "A principled hunger strike, like Gandhi's, which was aimed at achieving something in the outside world, looked very impure and compromised compared to a hunger strike whose sole object was to stop eating: this was the white on white of the hunger strike, the moment when it became abstract and transcended the clumsy literalness of merely representing one thing or another." Or: "'Lots of love' between former lovers was of course less love than 'love' alone." But there are plenty of thuds, too, like Katherine's postcoital reveries: "Complacencies of the peignoir, or power shower: which word cluster would get her?"
The corset under a peignoir ''is something French women did not do,'' she said.
While Bride and Owl brings to mind the refined influence of Manet's Young Lady in 1866 (Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York)--a titillating allegory of the senses displaying model Victorine Meurent, along with a parrot, in her fashionably soft pink and orange peignoir, Hartigan exchanges the peignoir's grace and fullness for her own bride's starkly compressed, angular sections; with the inclusion of an owl, symbol of solitude, darkness, or betrayal, Hartigan proposes a somber bridal companion (41)
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
I found her dressed in a sort of enormous red peignoir, her arms bare, and already fully coiffed.