chemise chemise  /ʃə ˈmiz/


  1. (n) a woman's sleeveless undergarment
  2. (n) a loose-fitting dress hanging straight from the shoulders without a waist



  1. Brewster, 29, was an aviator, Manhattan scion, grew not to perceive the jest, killed his wife as she was dressing for dinner clad only in her chemise, killed himself.
  2. TO many a man, the chemise on dry I land was bad enough.
  3. At last she has introduced her first full collection of bras, chemises, briefs and bodysuits.


  • King of the World

    View from the trail up the Chemise Mountain. Stands of manzanita and groves of knobcone and sugar pine grow within sight of the ocean. Redwoods are nearly absent. Golden eagles ride the thermals along the ridges, and you can find rattlesnakes right down to the edge of the beach.
    on March 6, 2014     Source: The North Coast Journal

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