Definition of nightwear in US English:



  • Clothing suitable for wearing in bed.

    • ‘As it was, he felt a searing pain across his midsection as her incredibly-sharp point ripped through his nightwear and into his skin.’
    • ‘No, I wore thermal nightwear on winter nights only.’
    • ‘I'm not going to wear it around or anything, but it's good nightwear.’
    • ‘Half an hour later we all were in our nightwear and we were sitting or laying in our sleeping bags.’
    • ‘Can we expect to see a convoy of patients in their nightwear pushing each other in wheelchairs, or hobbling along with their drip-stands to get outside the grounds so they can smoke?’
    • ‘So, it is not a surprise that exporters line up with a range of clothing, from nightwear, formals and casuals, with latest designs, at the show.’
    • ‘Residents from Sagar Sangeet were evacuated and stood around in their nightwear tearfully watching burning debris falling from the top floors of the building.’
    • ‘Her nightwear was a baggy tunic that fell to her knees.’
    • ‘The firm, set up in 1957, manufactures lingerie, swimwear and nightwear for high street stores and designer labels.’
    • ‘But she is determined to use her experience to help others and she has launched a campaign to have children's nightwear and clothing made from non-flammable materials.’
    • ‘Scantily-clad models sashayed down the catwalk in lingerie and nightwear, and two male models set pulses racing with a display of casual wear and underwear.’
    • ‘The safety standard for children's nightwear says garments must be labelled Low Fire Danger, which the Pjays range was.’
    • ‘Lingerie and nightwear can be a great holiday gift idea for that someone special.’
    • ‘The three girls ventured upstairs to get changed into their nightwear, Kelly went downstairs in just a night - shirt, which barely covered her legs and Ben was not impressed.’
    • ‘The droplets of water caught the edges of her lace nightwear and sparkled in the morning sun.’
    • ‘He had on fresh clothes, his nightwear, and his hair still dripped from being wet.’
    • ‘Inside her room, Keira commenced to change into her nightwear.’
    • ‘From the cheerleader section to denim, gypsy to skateboard, uniforms to sportswear, nightwear to wedding, and the swinging seventies section all tastes were catered for.’
    • ‘She had a habit of sleeping in warm weather nightwear during the coldest winter months.’
    • ‘You put your stuff in a locker which contains towels and nightwear (a Japanese robe) and shuffle around in indoor slippers.’
    women's underwear, underclothes, underclothing, undergarments, nightclothes
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