[dez-uh-beel, -bee]

noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Related Words for deshabille

naked, nude, dishabille

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Contemporary Examples of deshabille

Historical Examples of deshabille

  • And of necessity, even the noble have their moments of deshabille.

    The Spenders

    Harry Leon Wilson

  • He was dressed, again by the hands of the incomparable Leduc, in a deshabille of some artistry.

    The Lion's Skin

    Rafael Sabatini

  • He had, of course, slept in the house, seeing he presented himself in deshabille.

    David Elginbrod

    George MacDonald

  • "The evidence is very strong," she said, lazily settling her deshabille.

    The Crooked House

    Brandon Fleming

  • It was the lawyer, in deshabille and very rough-haired; and very angry he looked.

British Dictionary definitions for deshabille




the state of being partly or carelessly dressed
archaic clothes worn in such a state

Word Origin for deshabille

C17: from French déshabillé undressed, from dés- dis- 1 + habiller to dress; see habiliment
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