Camisole meaning

kămĭ-sōl
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A woman's sleeveless undergarment or shirt with narrow and often adjustable straps.
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A woman's sleeveless, often lace-trimmed undergarment for the upper body, worn as under a sheer blouse.
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A woman's short negligee.
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(historical) A light jacket with sleeves.
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A short, sleeveless undergarment worn by women underneath a blouse, or as a form of short negligee.
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(dated) A straitjacket.
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Origin of camisole

  • French (from Italian camiciola) (diminutive of camicia shirt) or from Old Provençal camisolla diminutive of camisa shirt both from Late Latin camisia, camīsa chemise

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From French camisole, from Old Provençal camisola, diminutive of camisa (“shirt”).

    From Wiktionary