Meaning of “dressing gown” in the English Dictionary

british dictionary

"dressing gown" in British English

See all translations

dressing gownnoun [ C ]

uk /ˈdres.ɪŋ ˌɡaʊn/ us /ˈdres.ɪŋ ˌɡaʊn/

Examples from literature

  • But it was David, wrapped in a long gray dressing gown, looking for all the world like a monk. 
  • He had breakfast served in his room, and he ate it in a red dressing gown with green tassels. 
  • It needed painting badly, but it looked quite as well as the minister who came to the door in a ragged dressing gown. 
  • Katy was alone, sitting up in her pretty dressing gown of blue, which was so becoming to her pure complexion. 
  • The colonel was standing in the middle of his parlor, wrapped in a gaudy dressing gown, and in his hand he held my mangled bulletin. 

(Definition of “dressing gown” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)