chemisette

[ shem-uh-zet ]
/ ˌʃɛm əˈzɛt /

noun

a woman's garment of linen, lace, or the like, worn, toward the end of the Victorian era, over a low-cut or open bodice to cover the neck and breast.

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Origin of chemisette

From French, dating back to 1800–10; see origin at chemise, -ette
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British Dictionary definitions for chemisette

chemisette
/ (ˌʃɛmɪˈzɛt) /

noun

an underbodice of lawn, lace, etc, worn to fill in a low-cut dress

Word Origin for chemisette

C19: from French, diminutive of chemise
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