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  1. 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.

Origin of chemisette

From French, dating back to 1800–10; see origin at chemise, -ette Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Related Words for chemisette

shirt, shift, lingerie, dress, smock, camisole, chemisette

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British Dictionary definitions for chemisette


  1. 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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