camisole

[ kam-uh-sohl ]
/ ˈkæm əˌsoʊl /

noun

Also called cam·i [kam-ee] /ˈkæm i/ . 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.

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Origin of camisole

First recorded in 1810–20; from French, from Provençal camisola; equivalent to camis(a) (from Late Latin camīsa “shirt”; see chemise) + -ola noun suffix; see -ule

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British Dictionary definitions for camisole

camisole
/ (ˈkæmɪˌsəʊl) /

noun

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 for camisole

C19: from French, from Provençal camisola, from camisa shirt, from Late Latin camīsia
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