Definition of nightshirt in English:



  • A long shirt worn in bed especially by boys or men.

    • ‘He pulled on his trousers underneath his nightshirt.’
    • ‘He looked around on his weakened legs - he was dressed in a nightshirt and cloak whose colors fit him well.’
    • ‘Upstairs in Scott's room Johnny was getting his brother out of his work clothes, into a nightshirt and settled in his bed.’
    • ‘Of all the days they decide to wash my decent nightshirts, why now?’
    • ‘She reached up onto the shelf and tried to get down the nightshirts.’
    • ‘Inside the boardinghouse across the street Ben slipped a nightshirt, once white with purple stripes, but now dingy and pale from many washings, over Adam's head.’
    • ‘But after that adrenaline rush while still in my nightshirt, the rest of the day has been pretty uneventful.’
    • ‘He was still wearing one of dad's old tee-shirts that served him for a nightshirt, his brown hair all tousled on his head.’
    • ‘I nodded and buried my head into his soft nightshirt.’
    • ‘On the evening of Monday, October 27, 1879, Denn closed his shop, retired to his apartment next door, donned a nightshirt, and went to bed.’
    • ‘It made me realize that I was still in my nightshirt, the covers over my legs.’
    • ‘Eventually we handed him over to two other footmen who appeared with their nightshirts tucked into their trousers, and my host was good enough to compliment me as he led the way outside.’
    • ‘I knocked on the door, which brought the owner of the house out dressed in a nightshirt and shawl and carrying what I took to be a lighted reed.’
    • ‘I pulled my worn out jacket closer, glad to have at least my long nightshirt under my thin sweater.’
    • ‘He closed it, moving onto the next drawer, noticing that this one was full of extra long nightshirts.’
    • ‘He still wore the nightshirt, shawl, and cap that he'd worn when I'd first met him.’
    • ‘In his arms he clutched a hand made stuffed animal that matched the soft green cotton breeches he wore and clashed horribly with the crème nightshirt that hung to his knees.’
    • ‘Then he took off the nightshirt and long underwear he wore, and pulled on the outfit Rose had given him.’
    • ‘But only after you finish breakfast, and get clothed appropriately beyond nightshirts and such.’