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peignoir Syllabification: peign·oir
Pronunciation: /ˌpānˈwär/

Definition of peignoir in English:


A woman’s light dressing gown or negligee.
Example sentences
  • She put on her peignoir, and walked down the stairs.
  • The door was opened by an old woman with caked on make-up and a frilly peignoir.
  • She sat in her room, one hot afternoon, in her peignoir, listlessly drawing through her fingers the strands of her long, silky brown hair that hung about her shoulders.


French, from peigner 'to comb' (because the garment was originally worn while combing the hair).

Words that rhyme with peignoir

Renoir • pissoir • Chippewa

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