noun, plural cham·ois, cham·oix [sham-eez; French sha-mwah] /ˈʃæm iz; French ʃaˈmwɑ/.
verb (used with object), cham·oised [sham-eed] /ˈʃæm id/, cham·ois·ing [sham-ee-ing] /ˈʃæm i ɪŋ/.
Origin of chamois
Examples from the Web for chamois
Contemporary Examples of chamois
The Mail, helpfully, reports that Pippa has stocked up with special “chamois cream” for the purpose of protecting her butt.Pippa Eating At McDonalds in Missouri RIGHT NOW!
June 18, 2014
Historical Examples of chamois
Then she dried it with the chamois skins as she often had done before.Her Father's Daughter
But the chamois did not stir and gazed boldly into Swallow's eyes.Moni the Goat-Boy
He went in and selected a couple of chamois skins, very thick and strong.Henry Dunbar
M. E. Braddon
“If not, he should learn,” said the chamois hunter, viciously.
How the chamois hunter laughed at this, and showed his white teeth!
noun plural -ois
- a yellow to greyish-yellow colour
- (as modifier)a chamois stamp
Word Origin for chamois
1550s, "Alpine antelope;" 1570s, "soft leather," originally "skin of the chamois," from Middle French chamois "Alpine antelope" (14c.), from Late Latin camox (genitive camocis), perhaps from a pre-Latin Alpine language that also produced Italian camoscio, Spanish camuza, Old High German gamiza, German Gemse (though some of these might be from Latin camox). As a verb, "to polish with chamois," from 1934.