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  • adjective Resembling or characteristic of a gown.


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gown +‎ -like


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  • Then he added, "P.S. Please send me magazines and newspapers, cigarettes (a lot, preferably Marlboros), underwear and a disdash [the lightweight gownlike native dress for men]."

    A Mighty Fall 2008

  • Each wore only a single filmy, gownlike garment woven of such thin threads that the cloth was almost transparent -- or maybe seemed so because it clung so closely to their bodies.

    The Eternal Mercenary Sadler, Barry 1980

  • In Canada, few women wear the burqa, a gownlike garment that covers the head and has mesh in front of the eyes. - Home Page 2009


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