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1. A woman's loose, shirtlike undergarment.
2. A loosely fitting dress that hangs straight; a shift.
[Middle English, from Old French, shirt, from Late Latin camisia, probably ultimately (perhaps via Gaulish) of Germanic origin; akin to German Hemd, shirt.]
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nAlso called: shift
1. (Clothing & Fashion) an unwaisted loose-fitting dress hanging straight from the shoulders
2. (Clothing & Fashion) a loose shirtlike undergarment
[C14: from Old French: shirt, from Late Latin camisa, perhaps of Celtic origin]
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1. a woman's loose-fitting, shirtlike or sliplike undergarment; shift.
2. a dress designed to hang straight from the shoulders without fitting at the waist.
[1200–50; Middle English < Anglo-French, Old French: shirt < Late Latin camīsa linen undergarment, shirt]
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|Noun||1.||chemise - a woman's sleeveless undergarment|
|2.||chemise - a loose-fitting dress hanging straight from the shoulders without a waist|
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chemise[ʃəˈmiːz] n (= undergarment) → chemise f
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n → Unterkleid nt
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