nightie (n.) 1871, short for NIGHTGOWN (Cf. nightgown); originally a children's word.

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  • nightie — ightie n. 1. Any loose fitting clothing for wear in bed. [PJC] 2. Especially: a loose dress designed to be worn in bed by women; a nightgown. Syn: nightgown, night robe, nightdress. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • nightie — ► NOUN informal ▪ a nightdress …   English terms dictionary

  • nightie — [nīt′ē] n. [< NIGHT(GOWN) + IE] Informal NIGHTGOWN (sense 1) …   English World dictionary

  • nightie — n. colloq. a nightdress. Etymology: abbr. * * * nightie [nightie nighties] [ˈnaɪti] [ˈnaɪti] noun (informal …   Useful english dictionary

  • nightie — UK [ˈnaɪtɪ] / US noun [countable] Word forms nightie : singular nightie plural nighties informal a nightdress …   English dictionary

  • nightie — noun A womans nightgown or nightdress; a dress like garment worn to bed. I was too embarrassed to answer the door in my nightie …   Wiktionary

  • nightie — [[t]na͟ɪti[/t]] nighties N COUNT A nightie is the same as a nightdress or nightgown. [INFORMAL] …   English dictionary

  • nightie — /ˈnaɪti/ (say nuytee) noun 1. → nightdress. –phrase 2. be off like a bride s nightie, to depart extremely rapidly. Also, nighty …   Australian English dictionary

  • nightie — or nighty noun (plural nighties) Etymology: nightgown + ie Date: 1871 a nightgown for a woman or child …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • nightie — /nuy tee/, n. Informal. a nightgown. Also, nighty. [1890 95; NIGHT(GOWN) + IE] * * * …   Universalium

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