chemisette

noun
chem·​i·​sette | \ ˌshe-mi-ˈzet How to pronounce chemisette (audio) \

Definition of chemisette

: a woman's garment especially : one (as of lace) to fill the open front of a dress

First Known Use of chemisette

1796, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for chemisette

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.

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“Chemisette.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/chemisette. Accessed 22 Oct. 2021.

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