cam·​i·​sole ˈka-mə-ˌsōl How to pronounce camisole (audio)
: a short negligee jacket for women
: a short sleeveless garment for women

Examples of camisole in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The embroidery pattern is designed with interspersed flowers and circles, giving this camisole a fresh look. Jamie Allison Sanders, Peoplemag, 30 Mar. 2024 Kardashian couldn't have been more covered up in the second-to-last photo, seemingly layering at least seven tops, including three spaghetti strap camisoles à la 2004. Emily Tannenbaum, Glamour, 16 Mar. 2024 So what better venue for Olivia Wilde’s sheer camisole look than Paris Fashion Week? Kathleen Walsh, Glamour, 28 Feb. 2024 Enter: the Betty Lou, a dotted mesh camisole and shorts set that’s equally flirty and comfortable. Alyssa Brascia, Peoplemag, 10 Feb. 2024 Shallow drawers are natural places for thin underwear and camisoles, Laughinghouse says, while deeper drawers can hold bulkier sweaters and pants. Helen Carefoot, Washington Post, 29 Jan. 2024 Her look, crafted by her friends Ashley and Mary-Kate Olsen at The Row, featured a black maxi camisole dress in double silk satin with a relaxed V-neck and was complemented by black patent leather Lana pumps. Alex Kessler, Vogue, 19 Dec. 2023 The Satin Sleepwear Set from Nordic Peace comes with five matching pieces: a camisole, sleep shorts, pajama pants, a satin nightgown, and a robe. Enjanae' Taylor, Southern Living, 21 Nov. 2023 Balance Sheer With Opaque To keep your outfit from looking too revealing, balance sheer pieces with solid ones like a sheer top with a camisole underneath or a sheer skirt with a solid slip. Kerane Marcellus, Essence, 7 Nov. 2023

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Word History


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

First Known Use

1802, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of camisole was in 1802

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Cite this Entry

“Camisole.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 Apr. 2024.

Medical Definition


cam·​i·​sole ˈkam-ə-ˌsōl How to pronounce camisole (audio)
: a long-sleeved straitjacket
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