Meaning of “chemise” in the English Dictionary


"chemise" in English

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chemisenoun [ C ]

uk /ʃəˈmiːz/ us /ʃəˈmiːz/

Examples from literature

  • Below the shoulder-straps of a brown bodice appeared the long full sleeves of an unbleached cotton chemise. 
  • She spent four nights cleaning everything, and mending the smallest holes in her stockings and chemise. 
  • The rents in dresses and chemises disclosed parts of their shoulders, their breasts, and their arms, and their white legs shone through the holes in the stockings. 
  • The wardrobe woman, who had the care of the linen, in her turn brought in a covered basket containing two or three chemises and handkerchiefs. 
  • Whether she was in her chemise or in full dress did not matter. 

(Definition of “chemise” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)