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nightie  n.  
Any loose-fitting clothing for wear in bed.
Especially: A loose dress designed to be worn in bed by women; a nightgown.
Synonyms: nightgown, night-robe, nightdress.

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"Nightie" Quotes from Famous Books

... they stole softly, only throwing over one chair, and hitting Dotty's crib a little in their haste. Dotty made a sleepy sound of alarm, and Prudy could not help laughing, but only "in her sleeve," that is, in her "nightie" sleeve, which she put up to her ...
— Little Prudy's Sister Susy • Sophie May

... towels and soap, and your tooth-brush and mine, and the tooth-paste," answered Mrs. Horton. "And pajamas for you and a nightie for me, in case we can't get the ...
— Sunny Boy in the Country • Ramy Allison White

... was a girl and had a cough like I've seen enough in this basement get; if I was a girl and my skirtband was getting two inches too big, and I had to lie on my left side to breathe right, and my nightie was all soaked round the neck when I got up in the morning—I wouldn't just laugh and laugh. I'd cry a ...
— The Best Short Stories of 1915 - And the Yearbook of the American Short Story • Various

... bath, at which Prudy and Dotty presided, the little one was dressed in her nightie, and set on her ...
— Prudy Keeping House • Sophie May

... we've got there. But, Hollis," said she, with the comical shade of care which so often flitted across her little face, "you never put the trunk in here. Now that 'ductor has gone and carried off my nightie." ...
— Little Folks Astray • Sophia May (Rebecca Sophia Clarke)

... politicians, to be sure, still wear a standard costume of Prince Albert coat, pants (for so one must call them) that bag at the knee, and an impersonal kind of black necktie, sleeping, I dare say, in what used jocularly to be called a 'nightie'; but our younger leaders go appropriately clad, to the eye, in exquisitely fitting, ready-to-wear clothes. So, too, does the Correspondence-School graduate, rising like an escaped balloon from his once precarious place ...
— The Perfect Gentleman • Ralph Bergengren

... two round, supple arms. "Why not? Granny weighs just eighty pounds—if she is wearing plenty of clothes. In her little nightie and lavender kimono considerably less. And I'm strong ...
— Mrs. Red Pepper • Grace S. Richmond

... all the way home, and Wally slept. But once indoors, he surreptitiously crept to Isabelle's door and tiptoed in. Her nightie was a heap by her bed, the bed crumpled and empty. He hurried to Miss Watts's door and ...
— The Cricket • Marjorie Cooke

... perfume of the lilacs and narcissus from the garden ... and gather at grandmother's knee to feel her soft fingers in our curls and hear her bedtime story. Half asleep, but ever reluctant, we will trudge stumblingly to the little room with its deep feather bed, and get into our red-flannel nightie. Down on our knees, with our face in the soft edges of the mattress and tiny hands uplifted, we will say our prayers, and end them in the same old way: "God bless father and mother, and grandfather and grandmother ... and ev-ery-body ... else in ... the ... world .. amen ..." and feel those strong ...
— The Long Ago • Jacob William Wright

Words linked to "Nightie" :   sleepwear, nightgown, nightdress, lingerie, nightclothes, night-robe, intimate apparel, nightwear

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