AskDefine | Define nightclothes

Dictionary Definition

nightclothes n : garments designed to be worn in bed [syn: nightwear]

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English

Noun

  1. Clothing worn while sleeping in bed, such as pyjamas or a nightgown, and when worn over nightclothes, a robe.
    The disturbance brought out many of the neighbors in their nightclothes.

Extensive Definition

Nightwear, also called "sleepwear", "nightclothes", or "nightdress", is clothing designed to be worn while sleeping. Nightwear usage is seasonal, i.e. different weights for different seasons or it is only worn in winter.
Examples of types of items of nightwear include
nightclothes in Czech: Noční prádlo
nightclothes in German: Nachtwäsche
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