chemise

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle English, from Anglo-Norman chemés (shirt), Old French chainse, chamisae (linen clothes, undergarment), from Latin camisa, camisia (shirt, undergarment, nightgown), from Proto-Germanic *hamiþiją (clothes, shirt, skirt), from Proto-Indo-European *ḱam- (cover, clothes). Cognate with Old High German hemidi (shirt) (German Hemd), Old English hemeþe (shirt), ham (undergarment), hama (covering, dress, garment). More at hame.

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Noun[edit]

chemise (plural chemises)

  1. (historical) A loose shirtlike undergarment, especially for women.
  2. A short nightdress, or similar piece of lingerie.
  3. A woman's dress that fits loosely; a chemise dress.
  4. A wall that lines the face of a bank or earthwork.

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old French, from Latin camisia.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

chemise f (plural chemises)

  1. a shirt

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Old French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin camisia.

Noun[edit]

chemise f (oblique plural chemises, nominative singular chemise, nominative plural chemises)

  1. shirt; overshirt

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