Last modified on 7 July 2014, at 13:30

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EtymologyEdit

Anglo-Norman gune, goune (fur-trimmed coat, pelisse), from Old French goune, from Late Latin gunna (leather garment, a fur), from Ancient Greek γούνα (goúna, coarse garment), of unknown origin. Perhaps from a Balkan language.[1]

NounEdit

gown (plural gowns)

  1. A loose, flowing upper garment.
  2. A woman's ordinary outer dress, such as a calico or silk gown.
  3. The official robe of certain professional men and scholars, such as university students and officers, barristers, judges, etc.
    1. The dress of civil officers, as opposed to military officers.
  4. (by metonymy) The university community.
    In the perennial town versus gown battles, townies win some violent battles, but the collegians are winning the war.
  5. A loose wrapper worn by gentlemen within doors; a dressing gown.
  6. Any sort of dress or garb.
  7. The robe worn by a surgeon.

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VerbEdit

gown (third-person singular simple present gowns, present participle gowning, simple past and past participle gowned)

  1. To dress in a gown, to don or garb with a gown.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ gown” in Douglas Harper, Online Etymology Dictionary (2001).

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