Definition of camisole
1 : a short negligee jacket for women
2 : a short sleeveless garment for women
Recent Examples of camisole from the Web
In an early episode of Netflix's new show, Gypsy, which is out today, Jean (Naomi Watts) rustles through her closet and throws on a vintage, barely-there lace camisole.
A young ballerina named Matilda Kshesinskaya, gliding across the stage of St. Petersburg’s storied Mariinsky Theater, briefly exposes her left breast when her white camisole leotard comes undone.
A young, nubile ballerina named Matilda Kshesinskaya, gliding across the stage of St. Petersburg’s storied Mariinsky Theater, briefly exposes her left breast when her white camisole leotard comes undone.
The new line ($50-$200) consists of lacy bodysuits, bralettes, panties, camisoles, slips, chemises and robes that can be worn in the boudoir and beyond, to complement Shoji’s feminine apparel.
This nylon and spandex camisole is very comfortable and fits like a glove.
Olivia von Halle bodice, $895, camisole, $645, knickers $310, pajama set, $650, and robe, $1,195, net-a-porter.com.
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Origin and Etymology of camisole
French, from Occitan camisolla, diminutive of camisa shirt, from Late Latin camisia
First Known Use: 1795See Words from the same year
CAMISOLE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of camisole for English Language Learners
: 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
Medical Definition of camisole
: a long-sleeved straitjacket
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