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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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 Yesterday's jacket and trousers had a rich 3-D texture, while a silk camisole with lace trim provided a ladylike counterpart to the mannish tailoring. Edward Barsamian, Vogue, "Queen Letizia of Spain Shows the Softer Side of the Power Suit," 23 May 2018 This Cosabella sale-on-sale is no exception, where a slew of already-on-sale bras, panties, PJs, robes, camisoles, and tank dresses are an extra 25 percent off at Orchard Mile. The Editors, The Strategist, "There’s Another Sale on Top of These Already-on-Sale Cosabella Underthings," 18 June 2018 Try pairing it with a cute silk camisole and some pastel kitten heels for the ultimate summer date night look. Kami Phillips,, "Intermix Has a Ton of Cute Designer Items on Major Sale Right Now," 31 May 2018 Scroll ahead to shop our favorites, including a very nice Proenza Schouler midi dress, an easy Vince sleeveless turtleneck, and a summer-heat-ready Tibi camisole. Diana Tsui, The Cut, "The Outnet Sale Is Full of Good Deals on Summer Clothes," 25 May 2018 Underneath her casual jean skirt/top, Riri was able to slip in a silky white camisole from the line. Diana Shi, Teen Vogue, "Rihanna Wears a Denim Skirt as a Top While Teasing Savage x Fenty," 6 May 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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