chemise

noun che·mise \ shə-ˈmēz , sometimes -ˈmēs \
Updated on: 11 Nov 2017

Definition of chemise

1 :a woman's one-piece undergarment
2 :a loose straight-hanging dress

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Origin and Etymology of chemise

Middle English, shirt, from Anglo-French, from Late Latin camisia


CHEMISE Defined for English Language Learners

chemise

noun

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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