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 A week ago, Bella Hadid arrived in Paris for Haute Couture Week wearing a lace camisole and yoga pants circa 2007. Eliza Huber,, 8 July 2021 The look consisted of a black camisole top, a denim midi, black leather loafers, and a black Park tote bag, all of which were by her favorite brand, The Row. Alex Kessler, Vogue, 29 June 2022 The dancer and actress wore a striking red suit by Magda Butrym, along with a silky pink camisole top. Good Housekeeping Editors, Good Housekeeping, 17 May 2022 At the Dolce & Gabbana menswear show earlier this year, Fox wore a lace camisole with lace-up pants, while Kelly complemented her in a crystal-embellished suit. Christian Allaire, Vogue, 16 May 2022 Styled with diamond jewelry and a lace camisole, the ensemble was edgy but chic, and self-deprecating without sacrificing glamour. Lauren Puckett-pope, ELLE, 4 May 2022 The camisole has a non-padded, wireless bra, and the wide-legged pants have a comfortable waistband that won't dig into your stomach. Quincy Bulin, Better Homes & Gardens, 25 Oct. 2021 Jolie wears a black suit with a lace camisole in the clip, while Hayek is dressed in a metallic jumpsuit and black ankle boots. Quinci Legardye, Harper's BAZAAR, 4 Sep. 2021 The camo print would pair perfectly with cozy separates for running errands or working out, or even a dressy camisole, sleek jacket, and a vibrant red lip (also on sale) for a night out. Jennifer Chan, Travel + Leisure, 3 Sep. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of camisole

1795, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for camisole

borrowed from French, "garment worn beneath a shirt or blouse," going back to Middle French, probably borrowed from Occitan camisola, from camisa "shirt" (going back to Late Latin camīsia) + -ola, diminutive suffix — more at chemise

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22 Jul 2022

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“Camisole.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 11 Aug. 2022.

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

Medical Definition of camisole

: a long-sleeved straitjacket


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