- a short garment worn underneath a sheer bodice to conceal the underwear.
- a woman's negligee jacket.
- a sleeved jacket or jersey once worn by men.
- a straitjacket with long sleeves.
Origin of camisole
Examples from the Web for camisole
One night, the summer they were all 15, Cady went swimming alone, wearing nothing but a camisole, bra and underwear.'We Were Liars': Teens Confront Their Beautiful, Rich Family's Dark Secrets
August 7, 2014
Her sleeves were rolled up and her camisole was slipping down her shoulders.L'Assommoir
Then she slipped off her petticoat and camisole, and put on the muslin wrapper.Poor Folk in Spain
And as to the camisole and jupon, I am not quite sure about them either.Shirley
A strait-jacket, indeed, is not a camisole, just as electrocution is not hanging.A Mind That Found Itself
Clifford Whittingham Beers
Then there was the camisole that concealed the corset and had to be "pinned" in with safety pins.Mrs. Warren's Daughter
Sir Harry Johnston
- a woman's underbodice with shoulder straps, originally designed as a cover for a corset
- a woman's dressing jacket or short negligée
- (modifier) resembling a camisole (the underbodice), as in fitting snugly around the bust and having a straight necklinea camisole slip; a camisole top
Word Origin and History for camisole
1816, from French camisole (16c.), from Provençal camisola "mantle," diminutive of camisa "shirt," from Late Latin camisia "shirt, nightgown" (see chemise).