chem·​i·​sette ˌshe-mi-ˈzet How to pronounce chemisette (audio)
: a woman's garment
especially : one (as of lace) to fill the open front of a dress

Word History


borrowed from French, from chemise "shirt, chemise" + -ette -ette

Note: The word is attested in Old French as chemisete in the sense "wimple"; the current sense may be a recoinage.

First Known Use

1796, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of chemisette was in 1796

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Cite this Entry

“Chemisette.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Jun. 2024.

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