chemise cagoule

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Etymology[edit]

From French

Noun[edit]

chemise chagoule (plural chemise cagoules)

  1. (historical) A heavy form of woman's nightwear, with a hole to allow for sexual intercourse with the minimum of physical contact.
    • 1978, Benjamin Walker, Encyclopedia of Metaphysical Medicine, Routledge 1978, p. 257:
      In the Middle Ages one result of this extreme view was the invention of the chemise cagoule, a sort of heavy nightdress with a suitably placed hole, through which the husband could impregnate his wife while avoiding all other contact.