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Definition of "nightshirt" []

  • A long, loose shirt worn in bed. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "nightshirt" in a sentence
  • "The idea came to him that he must do something more than usual to attract the attention of God, and he turned back the rug which was in front of his bed so that he could kneel on the bare boards; and then it struck him that his nightshirt was a softness that might displease his Maker, so he took it off and said his prayers naked."
  • "Ivy stood in the doorway, her hair knotted with sleep, her nightshirt falling off one shoulder."
  • "One nightshirt, one dress, one shirtwaist, one skirt—Jane had a hard time understanding such limitations."