Definition of chemise
1 : a woman's one-piece undergarment
2 : a loose straight-hanging dress
Recent Examples of chemise from the Web
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.
Items include wigs, bras, hats, turbans, scarves, forms and chemises, all donated by Ribbons of Hope in Pasco County.
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Origin and Etymology of chemise
Middle English, shirt, from Anglo-French, from Late Latin camisia
First Known Use: 13th centurySee Words from the same year
CHEMISE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of chemise for English Language Learners
: a piece of clothing that looks like a light, loose dress and that is worn by women as underwear or in bed
: a loose dress that hangs straight
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