From Middle English bedclothys, plural of Middle English bedcloth, bedclothe, bedde clothe (“bed-cloth, bedding”), from Old English bedclāþ, beddclāþ (“coverlet, blanket, bedding, bedclothes”), equivalent to bed + clothes.
bedclothes pl (plural only)
- Sheets, blankets, quilts or other coverings used on a bed.
- 2013, Candida Lycett Green, Over The Hills And Far Away, →ISBN:
- When she was little and I went to see her in bed, I often thought she wasn't there. She lay so neatly and so straight, without a ruckle and with her head just under the top of the bedclothes.
- She pulled her bedclothes over her neck to stay warm.