camisado

noun
cam·​i·​sa·​do | \ ˌka-mə-ˈsā-(ˌ)dō How to pronounce camisado (audio) , -ˈsä- How to pronounce camisado (audio) \
plural camisadoes

Definition of camisado

archaic
: an attack by night

First Known Use of camisado

1548, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for camisado

probably borrowed from Middle French camisade (with suffix conformed to Spanish -ado, used in comparable words), borrowed from an Upper Italian outcome of Italian (Tuscan) camiciata "night attack, originally one in which the assailants wear white shirts over their armor as a means of recognition," from camicia "shirt" (going back to Late Latin camīsia) + -ata, suffix of action and result — more at chemise, -ade

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“Camisado.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/camisado. Accessed 20 Sep. 2021.

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