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Topic: CLOTHES

Date: 1200-1300
Language: Old French
Origin: 'stolen things, (stolen) clothes'

robe

noun
     
robe [countable]
1 also robesDCC a long loose piece of clothing, especially one worn for official ceremonies:
a priest's robes
2DCC especially American English a long loose piece of clothing that you wear over your night clothes or after a bath [= bathrobe; = dressing gown BrE]
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