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Definition of "camisole" []

  • A woman's sleeveless undergarment, now usually worn under a sheer blouse. (noun)
  • A short negligee. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "camisole" in a sentence
  • "A camisole is a woman's sleeveless often lace trimmed undergarment for the upper body, worn as under a sheer blouse."
  • "A camisole is a type of straitjacket; and a very convenient type it is for those who resort to such methods of restraint, for it enables them to deny the use of strait-jackets at all."
  • "Along with the word lingerie used in place of undergarments, other terms changed to reflect the emphasis on seduction; the shift was first called a camisole and then simply known as a “slip” by this period, drawers turning into knickers and petticoats into “frillies “."