Entry from US English dictionary
A simple, usually washable, dress suitable for wearing while doing housework.
- She walked all the way back to her room and dressed into one of her housedresses, since it would be more comfortable that way.
- At breakfast, Cate came into the dining room wearing a casual housedress, but Genevieve was already dressed in all of her splendor.
- He knew where my mother kept her nightgowns, her housedresses and especially… her underwear.
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