camisole

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English[edit]

A white silk camisole.

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From French camisole, from Old Occitan camisola, diminutive of camisa (shirt).

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camisole (plural camisoles)

  1. A short, sleeveless undergarment worn by women underneath a blouse, or as a form of short négligée.
    Synonyms: underbodice, negligee
  2. (dated) A straitjacket.
  3. (historical) A light jacket with sleeves.

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Occitan camisola. Compare Portuguese camisola.

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camisole f (plural camisoles)

  1. (dated) camisole (short, sleeveless undergarment)
    • 1924, Emmanuel Bove, Mes Amis[1]:
      Les fenêtres étaient ouvertes. Les camisoles, raidies par le vent, qui y séchaient, se balançaient comme des enseignes de tôle.
      (please add an English translation of this quote)
  2. Ellipsis of camisole de force; straitjacket

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