camise

noun

ca·​mise kə-ˈmēz How to pronounce camise (audio) -ˈmēs How to pronounce camise (audio)
: a light loose long-sleeved shirt, gown, or tunic

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Word History

Etymology

Arabic qamīṣ, ultimately from Late Latin camīsia "shirt" — more at chemise

First Known Use

1744, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of camise was in 1744

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Cite this Entry

“Camise.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/camise. Accessed 26 Sep. 2022.

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Last Updated: 23 Aug 2022

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