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housedress

Syllabification: house·dress
Pronunciation: /ˈhousdres
 
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Definition of housedress in English:

noun

A simple, usually washable, dress suitable for wearing while doing housework.
Example sentences
  • 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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