tea gown
noun Date: 1878 a semiformal gown of fine materials in graceful flowing lines worn especially for afternoon entertaining at home

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  • tea-gown — ⇒TEA GOWN, subst. masc. ou fém. Vieilli. Robe d intérieur pour les femmes, faite généralement dans un drapé souple à la fois confortable et élégant. Elle était vêtue d une robe faite pour la chambre une espèce de tea gown de souple soie mauve (P …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • tea gown — tea′ gown n. clo a semiformal dress or gown, usu. of soft, flowing fabric, once popularly worn for afternoon tea or parties • Etymology: 1875–80 …   From formal English to slang

  • Tea-gown — (engl., spr. tī gaun, »Teegewand«), Modebezeichnung für das fashionable Kleid zum »5 Uhr Tee« (s. Five o clock tea) …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • tea-gown — to growing: see tea n. 9 …   Useful english dictionary

  • Tea gown — A tea gown or tea gown is a woman s at home dress of the late 19th to mid 20th centuries characterized by unstructured lines, light fabrics, and frothy or feminine detail.quotation|Every one knows that a tea gown is a hybrid between a wrapper and …   Wikipedia

  • tea gown — noun a long loose fitting gown formerly popular for wear at afternoon tea • Hypernyms: ↑gown * * * noun : a semiformal gown of fine materials in graceful flowing lines worn especially for afternoon for entertaining at home * * * a semiformal gown …   Useful english dictionary

  • tea-gown — /ˈti gaʊn/ (say tee gown) noun a loose gown formerly worn by women at afternoon tea …   Australian English dictionary

  • tea gown — a semiformal gown of fine material, esp. one styled with soft, flowing lines, worn for afternoon social occasions. [1875 80] * * * …   Universalium

  • tea gown — noun a long, loose dress, typically made of fine fabric and lace trimmed, worn at afternoon tea in the late 19th and early 20th centuries …   English new terms dictionary

  • Gown — A gown (medieval Latin gunna ) is a (usually) loose outer garment from knee to full length worn by men and women in Europe from the early Middle Ages to the seventeenth century (and continuing today in certain professions); later, gown was… …   Wikipedia

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