chemise

[ shuh-meez ]
/ ʃəˈmiz /

noun

a woman's loose-fitting, shirtlike undergarment.
(in women's fashions) a dress designed to hang straight from the shoulders and fit loosely at the waist, sometimes more tightly at the hip.
a revetment for an earth embankment.

Origin of chemise

before 1050; Middle English < Anglo-French, Old French: shirt < Late Latin camīsa linen undergarment, shirt; replacing Middle English kemes, Old English cemes < Late Latin camīsa
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chemise

/ (ʃəˈmiːz) /

noun

an unwaisted loose-fitting dress hanging straight from the shoulders
a loose shirtlike undergarment

Also called: shift

Word Origin for chemise

C14: from Old French: shirt, from Late Latin camisa, perhaps of Celtic origin
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