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

Word History


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

Dictionary Entries Near camise

Cite this Entry

“Camise.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Jul. 2024.

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