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chemisette

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowing from French

NounEdit

chemisette (plural chemisettes)

  1. An item of women’s clothing, popular in the 1860s and 1870s, worn to fill in the front and neckline of any garment.
    Of the items I was asked to buy, the one that gave me most trouble was a chemisette. — Kokoro by Natsume Soseki, 1914, English by Edwin McClellen, 1968.

FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From chemise +‎ -ette.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

chemisette f (plural chemisettes)

  1. short-sleeved shirt/blouse

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