nightgown etymology

English word nightgown comes from English gown, English night

Detailed word origin of nightgown

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
gown English (eng) To dress in a gown, to don or garb with a gown. (by metonymy) The university community.. A loose wrapper worn by gentlemen within doors; a dressing gown.. A loose, flowing upper garment.. A woman's ordinary outer dress, such as a calico or silk gown.. Any sort of dress or garb.. The dress of civil officers, as opposed to military officers.. The official robe of certain professional men and [...]
night English (eng) (countable) A night (and part of the days before and after it) spent in a hotel or other accommodation.. (countable) An evening or night spent at a particular activity.. (countable) The period between sunset and sunrise, when a location faces far away from the sun, thus when the sky is dark.. (sports, colloquial) A night's worth of competitions, generally one game.. (uncountable) A dark blue [...]
nightgown English (eng) A garment mainly worn by women for sleeping in.

Words with the same origin as nightgown

Descendants of night
Cracker Night noight