bedclothes

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EtymologyEdit

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.

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bedclothes pl (plural only)

  1. 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.

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