plural camis
: camisole sense 2
Lacy camisoles are a fashion go-to. Not into the low-cut blouse look? A cami will cover your cleavage if you don't want the world to see it.Christopher Luu
often used before another noun
a cami top

Examples of cami in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Completing the look, Kardashian pairs another black lace cami, pulling it down over her hips. Jordan Greene, Peoplemag, 15 Mar. 2024 The following sleepwear, from organic cotton cami sets to vibrantly patterned silk nighties and a new hit by the makers of a cult-classic, are no-fail gifts for mom to feel a little luxury at the end of the day. Margaux Lushing, Forbes, 13 Feb. 2024 Wear it under a vest for a warm daytime look or a silk cami for dinner at a restaurant. Gabrielle Porcaro, Travel + Leisure, 12 Nov. 2023 An oversize loose-fitting cardigan, like this affordable JCPenney x Jason Bolden style Gabrielle Union is wearing paired with a silky black cami and wide-leg pants (with an elastic waist and all!) is it. Sarah Ball, Peoplemag, 20 Nov. 2023 Against a festive red backdrop and snowy terrain, Carey models the lingerie brand’s corsets, cami sets, slip dresses, and robes. Christian Allaire, Vogue, 2 Nov. 2023 The all-black ensemble consisted of a silky cami with lace detailing at the neckline, wide-leg pants, a collared jacket, and pointy suede pumps. Rosa Sanchez, Harper's BAZAAR, 17 Aug. 2023 In the snaps, Prinsloo, 35, kept it simple with a black strappy cami top and a light gray linen midi skirt. Angel Saunders, Peoplemag, 28 Sep. 2023 Complete the look with the matching off-the-shoulder top or cropped cami. Paula Lee, Glamour, 12 Oct. 2023

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Word History


by shortening and merger with the suffix -ie

First Known Use

1976, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of cami was in 1976

Dictionary Entries Near cami

Cite this Entry

“Cami.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Apr. 2024.

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