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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
References in classic literature ?
She wore a camisole of white calico with short arms.
O'Dowd, the good housewife, arrayed in curl papers and a camisole, felt that her duty was to act, and not to sleep, at this juncture.
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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.
The camisoles are also very flattering and good value.
Inclusive of instructions for summer-weight sweaters, vests, wraps, bags, silken camisoles, and halters, Knitting With Ribbon Yarn covers many fun and inventive aspects of self-knit clothing.
As it happens, the young woman in front had two little girls with her, aged about six and eight, and she was actually holding two camisoles and two thongs.
White T-shirts and camisoles can start to look worn out after a couple of steamy summers, so retire them without guilt.
Faux-fur jackets, mesh tops and sequined camisoles are washing over Sears stores this fall, signaling the company's splashy courtship of Latina shoppers.
Matalan is one of the UK's largest lingerie retailers and this season's range features a stunning collection of bras, briefs, baby dolls, camisoles and French knickers, all in this season's theme of peach and pink nostalgia.
underneath, camisoles shine out in peacock blue, hot fuchsia pink and sophisticated dove grey.