- the state of being dressed in a careless, disheveled, or disorderly style or manner; undress.
- a garment worn in undress.
- a loose morning dress.
- a disorderly or disorganized state of mind or way of thinking.
Origin of dishabille
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Examples from the Web for dishabille
She would not see him in a dishabille for the world—What can she mean by it?Clarissa, Volume 3 (of 9)
Hinge, conscious of his dishabille, had retreated at the moment of her entrance.In Direst Peril
David Christie Murray
The disposition in public may be in gay costume, while in private it is in dishabille.The Wedding Ring
T. De Witt Talmage
She looked at him as though she had noticed his dishabille for the first time.The Devil's Paw
E. Phillips Oppenheim
We found her in a Brazilian dishabille, and looking harassed and anxious.Journal of a Voyage to Brazil
- a variant of deshabille
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Word Origin and History for dishabille
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