chemisette

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from French

Noun[edit]

chemisette (plural chemisettes)

  1. An item of women’s clothing, popular in the 1860s and 1870s, worn to fill in the front and neckline of any garment.
    Of the items I was asked to buy, the one that gave me most trouble was a chemisette. — Kokoro by Natsume Soseki, 1914, English by Edwin McClellen, 1968.

French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From chemise +‎ -ette.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

chemisette f (plural chemisettes)

  1. short-sleeved shirt/blouse

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