semmit

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Hungarian[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

semmit

  1. accusative singular of semmi

Scots[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From medieval cloth samite (see velvet).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

semmit (plural semmits)

  1. singlet, vest
    • 1948 – Hector Charles Cameron Joseph Lister, the Friend of Man, W. Heinemann, p. 7:
      Once on returning from a visit to the hospital he told us that an old man had spoken of his semmet, the Scots for what an Englishman calls his vest.
    • 1962 – Jessica Brett Young Francis Brett Young: A Biography, Heinemann, p. 160:
      He made a grotesque figure — all inhibitions gone — in sadly shrunken white flannel trousers and cotton vest (his 'wee semmit').
    • BBC Voices Recording: Dunbar document 1431.
      'Put yer semmit on', it's a mair a winter