dishabille

noun
dis·​ha·​bille | \ ˌdi-sə-ˈbēl How to pronounce dishabille (audio) , -ˈbil How to pronounce dishabille (audio) \
variants: or \ ˌde-​sə-​ˈbēl How to pronounce dishabille (audio) , -​ˈbil How to pronounce dishabille (audio) , -​ˈbē How to pronounce dishabille (audio) \

Definition of dishabille

1a archaic : negligee
b : the state of being dressed in a casual or careless style
2 : a deliberately careless or casual manner

Examples of dishabille in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Charlize Theron was seductively dishabille in a Dior gown that was part black corset and part emerald slink. Washington Post, "The Golden Globes red carpet showed it’s okay to delight in fashion rather than just tolerating it," 6 Jan. 2020 Maggie is just one of the screen stars whose dishabille lingers long after the lights have come up. Lynn Yaeger, Vogue, "From Eyes Wide Shut to Closer, Shop 17 Iconic Lingerie Looks," 7 Feb. 2018 Bodies were in various stages of dishabille and discipline. Joshua David Stein, New York Times, "Does Cranberry Sauce Come With That Flogging?," 23 Nov. 2016

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First Known Use of dishabille

1673, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

History and Etymology for dishabille

French déshabillé, from past participle of déshabiller to undress, from dés- dis- + habiller to dress — more at habiliment

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“Dishabille.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dishabille. Accessed 18 May. 2021.

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