A nightshirt is a garment intended for sleeping in. It is somewhat longer than most regular shirts, reaching down to the thighs or below the knees,[1] leaving some of the legs uncovered. It is generally loose-fitting to avoid restricting the wearer's movement while sleeping.


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  • nightshirt — UK [ˈnaɪtˌʃɜː(r)t] / US [ˈnaɪtˌʃɜrt] noun [countable] Word forms nightshirt : singular nightshirt plural nightshirts a long loose shirt that is worn for sleeping in …   English dictionary

  • nightshirt — noun A shirt like garment (often oversized) that is worn to bed. He wore a blue striped nightshirt and bedroom slippers …   Wiktionary

  • nightshirt — [[t]na͟ɪtʃɜː(r)t[/t]] nightshirts N COUNT A nightshirt is a long, loose shirt worn in bed …   English dictionary

  • nightshirt — noun Date: 1857 a nightgown resembling a shirt …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • nightshirt — /nuyt sherrt /, n. a loose shirtlike garment reaching to the knees or lower, for wearing in bed. [1840 50; NIGHT + SHIRT] * * * …   Universalium

  • nightshirt — night|shirt [ˈnaıt ʃə:t US ʃə:rt] n a long loose shirt that someone, especially a man, wears in bed …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • nightshirt — night|shirt [ naıt,ʃɜrt ] noun count a long loose shirt worn for sleeping in …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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