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Definition of "chemise" [che•mise]

  • A woman's loose, shirtlike undergarment. (noun)
  • A loosely fitting dress that hangs straight; a shift. (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 "chemise" in a sentence
  • "The method of adoption, in accordance with the customs of this nation, is said to have been like this: the old man directs him to strip himself naked and put on linen inner garment, which we call a chemise, and he embraces him, and confirms the entire transaction with kiss; both the old man and the old woman do this."
  • "Then she stripped off her outer gear and she threw open her chemise from the neck downwards and showed her parts genital and all the rondure of her hips."
  • "His breeches and her chemise were the only barriers, the only protection, but it was enough."