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

Examples of camisole in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Shayk paired the bold set with a basic black camisole tucked in. Shelby Ying Hyde, Harper's BAZAAR, "Irina Shayk Channels Cher Horowitz in a Skirt Suit and Combat Boots," 29 Apr. 2021 Women who are looking to give their wardrobes a refresh for the warm weather should check out this cute Coach wristlet that is on sale for just $57 or this slinky camisole that's marked down to only $10. Rebecca Carhart, Travel + Leisure, "The 40 Best Things to Shop from Nordstrom’s Spring Sale Before They Sell Out," 26 Mar. 2021 In one, the ‘90s style icon is wearing her signature yellow plaid skirt suit; in the other, a blue camisole dress with a hot pink feather boa. Eliza Huber,, "Clueless’ Cher Horowitz Just Gave Harry Styles’ Grammys Look Her Stamp Of Approval," 17 Mar. 2021 The Monster's Ball star wears a camisole, and is draped in a matching sarong. Amy Mackelden, Harper's BAZAAR, "Halle Berry Is Just Lounging Around Sans Pants in Her Latest Instagram Snap," 31 Dec. 2020 While picking up her three-year-old daughter from school in New York City yesterday, Shayk wore a neon-yellow silk-charmeuse camisole and matching midi skirt by Cami NYC. Barry Samaha, Harper's BAZAAR, "Irina Shayk Rocks a Neon-Yellow Camisole in New York City," 21 Oct. 2020 How banal these depictions of girl power — innocuous, young, charming — and preferably wearing a camisole; how hard-fought, and how unrewarded, the reality of women exercising their rights and bodily autonomy. Megan O’grady, New York Times, "Why Tales of Female Trios Are Newly Relevant," 19 Feb. 2020 Prices range from $20 for the lace camisole to $40 for the mini dress. Lauren Alexis Fisher, Harper's BAZAAR, "The 9 Rodarte Pieces Heading Back to Target," 14 Aug. 2019 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

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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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11 May 2021

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“Camisole.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 May. 2021.

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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


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Medical Definition of camisole

: a long-sleeved straitjacket

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