a detachable shirt front formerly worn by women to fill in the neckline of a dress
Origin of chemisetteFr, diminutive of chemise: see chemise
- A short sleeveless bodice, formerly worn by women.
- A blouse front formerly worn by women; a dickey.
Origin of chemisetteFrench, diminutive of chemise, shirt, from Old French; see chemise.
- An item of women’s clothing, popular in the 1860s and 1870s, worn to fill in the front and neckline of any garment.
- Of the items I was asked to buy, the one that gave me most trouble was a chemisette. — Kokoro by Natsume Soseki, 1914, English by Edwin McClellen, 1968.