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dishabille

[ dis-uh-beel, -bee ]
/ ˌdɪs əˈbil, -ˈbi /
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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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Also des·ha·bille [dez-uh-beel, -bee] /ˌdɛz əˈbil, -ˈbi/ .

Origin of dishabille

First recorded in 1665–75; from French déshabillé, noun use of past participle of déshabiller “to undress,” equivalent to dés- negative or reversing prefix; + habiller “to dress”; see dis-1, 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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