Peignoir meaning

pān-wär', pĕn-
A woman's loose-fitting dressing gown.
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A woman's full, loose dressing gown like a negligee.
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A long outer garment for women, usually sheer and made of chiffon and often sold with matching nightgown, negligee or underwear.
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Origin of peignoir

  • French from Old French peignouer linen covering used while combing oneself from peigner to comb the hair from Latin pectināre from pecten pectin- comb
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • From Wiktionary