camisole


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cam·i·sole

 (kăm′ĭ-sōl′)
n.
A woman's sleeveless undergarment or shirt with narrow and often adjustable straps.

[French (from Italian camiciola, diminutive of camicia, shirt) or from Old Provençal camisolla, diminutive of camisa, shirt, both from Late Latin camisia, camīsa; see chemise.]

camisole

(ˈkæmɪˌsəʊl)
n
1. (Clothing & Fashion) a woman's underbodice with shoulder straps, originally designed as a cover for a corset
2. (Clothing & Fashion) a woman's dressing jacket or short negligée
3. (Clothing & Fashion) (modifier) resembling a camisole (the underbodice), as in fitting snugly around the bust and having a straight neckline: a camisole slip; a camisole top.
[C19: from French, from Provençal camisola, from camisa shirt, from Late Latin camīsia]

cam•i•sole

(ˈkæm əˌsoʊl)

n.
1. a woman's waist-length garment with shoulder straps, worn underneath a sheer bodice to conceal the underwear.
2. a woman's negligee jacket.
[1810–20; < French < Occitan]

camisole

A bodice with shoulder straps, cut straight at the top and worn as an undergarment.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.camisole - a short sleeveless undergarment for womencamisole - a short sleeveless undergarment for women
undergarment, unmentionable - a garment worn under other garments
2.camisole - a short negligee
housecoat, neglige, negligee, peignoir, wrapper - a loose dressing gown for women
Translations

camisole

[ˈkæmɪsəʊl] Ncamisola f

camisole

[ˈkæmɪsəʊl] ncaraco m

camisole

nMieder nt, → Leibchen nt
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She said women in some religious groups want to wear a camisole under something with a low neckline that offers more coverage.
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Kelly Anne models an attractive floral print square-neck top in navy and red, worn over a simple red camisole and a pair of zip detail capri jeans.
The firm held its own Camisole Day to celebrate record sales, with all 500 women working in its head office wearing only camisoles and knickers - much to the excitement of their male colleagues.
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