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
References in classic literature ?
Indoors she would go about without cap, her grey hair strangely dishevelled; then, when at home, she seldom wore a gown--only a shabby cotton camisole; shoes, too, were strangers to her feet, and in lieu of them she sported roomy slippers, trodden down at the heels.
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.
They will work well with a black camisole or a leotard with thin straps.
Unfortunately for Thames Water technician Andy Dickson, who made the fancy discovery, the coral camisole was not the right size or style.
Create feather trim from luxe plumes and add them to a readymade silk camisole for a standout piece.
Perforated top, PS10, Primark; camisole, PS14, River Island; trousers, PS30, Topshop; necklace, PS15, Marks & Spencer; sandals, PS20, Office
Perfect for the smart-casual look OVERSIZE BOMBER JACKET, PS79, TROUSERS, PS55, BAG, PS30, ALL TOPSHOP; BODYSUIT, PS30, IVY PARK AT JD SPORTS; NECKLACE, PS15, ASOS.COM; RHINESTONE WATCH, PS179, GUESS | DRESS UP A PAIR OF TRACK PANTS WITH A PERFORATED TOP AND A DELICATE CAMISOLE.
Body Wrappers/Angelo Luzio camisole crop bra, $28, bodywrappers.com
White camisole, was PS25, now PS15, Oasis @ John Lewis
Spice up a plain camisole with a sleeveless mesh shell and you have an ensemble you can wear for work or play, or use mesh in a light summer accessory to dip your toes into this lasting trend.