dishabille

[ dis-uh-beel, -bee ]
/ ˌdɪs əˈbil, -ˈbi /

noun

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.

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Origin of dishabille

1665–75; < French déshabillé, noun use of past participle of déshabiller to undress, equivalent to dés- dis-1 + habiller to dress; see habiliment

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH dishabille

décolletage décolleté dishabille
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British Dictionary definitions for dishabille

dishabille
/ (ˌdɪsæˈbiːl) /

noun

a variant of deshabille
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