cam·​i·​sole | \ ˈka-mə-ˌsōl \

Definition of camisole

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

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In this case, Gigi’s belly button was just hidden underneath a tight camisole in the exact shade of her skin, which became obvious after the model turned around, revealing creases in the fabric. De Elizabeth, Teen Vogue, "Photo of Gigi Hadid's "Missing" Belly Button Is a Total Optical Illusion," 13 Jan. 2019 For the occasion, Meghan chose an all-black look, consisting of an Altuzarra suit and 'Coco camisole shantung' black blouse. Eileen Reslen, Town & Country, "Meghan Markle Appears to Be Wearing the Earrings Queen Elizabeth Gifted Her at the WellChild Awards," 4 Sep. 2018 Shrunken cotton camisoles, soft striped boiler suits, French military jackets, weighty fisherman Aran knits, and belted Burberry trenches. Zoe Ruffner, Vogue, "Headed to A Current Affair? 4 Hidden Gems to Shop at Brooklyn’s Cult Vintage Show," 12 Oct. 2018 But, as others have pointed out, the lace could have been from a camisole underneath her dress. De Elizabeth, Teen Vogue, "Meghan Markle Reportedly Had a Wardrobe Malfunction on Her Birthday," 5 Aug. 2018 Designer label Entireworld released a drop in April with core pieces including socks, underwear, tees and camisoles. Ray A. Smith, WSJ, "Designers Hope ‘Drops’ Make You Shop," 23 July 2018 Now her voluptuous body was barely hidden behind a lacy black camisole and tight black jeans. Good Housekeeping, "How the Purity Movement Made Women Giddy About Dating Jesus, and Ashamed to Masturbate," 27 Aug. 2018 Out of necessity, female cyclists looked for alternatives, and many chose another garment that had been advocated by dress reformers decades earlier: a sturdy, waist-length cotton camisole with shoulder straps. Aaron Gilbreath, Longreads, "The Wheel, the Woman, and the Human Body," 6 July 2018 And my camisole is inside-out, and my label is sticking up. Hilary Hughes, Billboard, "Patti Smith on 'Because The Night' at 40: How Her Bruce Springsteen Collaboration Is 'A Whole Life in A Song'," 21 June 2018

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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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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 \

Medical Definition of camisole

: a long-sleeved straitjacket

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