cam·​i·​sole | \ ˈka-mə-ˌsōl How to pronounce camisole (audio) \

Definition of camisole

1 : a short negligee jacket for women
2 : a short sleeveless garment for women

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Recent Examples on the Web Investigators also found some clothing near the body, including an extra-small purple athletic jacket, a teal camisole, size 5 or 6 blue jeans and size 9.5 black boots. oregonlive, "Linn County sheriff asks for help identifying human remains found near Sweet Home," 7 May 2020 Over 550 reviewers crowned this camisole with a 4-star rating. Samantha Matt, USA TODAY, "17 can't-miss deals from Nordstrom's huge end of year sale," 26 Dec. 2019 Eli went back up to their room and threw on a long-sleeve striped shirt from the Salvation Army, leaving it unbuttoned over the camisole. Tara Bahrampour, Washington Post, "For one non-binary teen, coming of age means getting their parents to embrace a new name," 20 Dec. 2019 Oh, the days of fast fashion do seem to be coming to a close, but the souvenirs of cheap camisoles and leggings in our closets will last forever (read: another week). Elly Belle,, "Why Are So Many Stores Closing In 2020? The Retail Industry’s Downward Spiral," 24 Jan. 2020 Better to go casual — an eggplant-purple camisole with khaki cargo shorts — part feminine, part masculine. Tara Bahrampour, Washington Post, "For one non-binary teen, coming of age means getting their parents to embrace a new name," 20 Dec. 2019 At Prada, Miuccia Prada served up sweet coral camisoles with space-age headbands to match, while Joseph Altuzarra evoked the heat of a seaside vacation via rich coral dresses studded with shells. Steff Yotka, Vogue, "Living Coral Is the Pantone Color of the Year—Here’s How to Wear It," 7 Dec. 2018 There’s a whole zoo out there: zebra kitten heels, alligator-esque Jacquemus mini bags, tiger camisoles, or asymmetrical skirts inspired by cheetahs. Rachel Syme, The New Yorker, "Holiday Gift Guide: How to Channel Your Inner Maximalist," 6 Dec. 2019 Dressed in a floral skirt, blazer, camisole, and white Tony Bianco heels, Chopra Jonas and her mother watched from the stands as Serena Williams scored her 100th win at the tournament. Erica Gonzales, Harper's BAZAAR, "Priyanka Chopra Sizzles in a Leg Slit and Major Fringe in New York City," 4 Sep. 2019

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First Known Use of camisole

1795, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for camisole

French, from Occitan camisolla, diminutive of camisa shirt, from Late Latin camisia

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The first known use of camisole was in 1795

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16 May 2020

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“Camisole.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 May. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of camisole

: a light piece of clothing for women that is worn on the top part of the body, does not have sleeves, and is often worn alone or under a blouse


cam·​i·​sole | \ ˈkam-ə-ˌsōl How to pronounce camisole (audio) \

Medical Definition of camisole

: a long-sleeved straitjacket

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