from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun A loose shirt, shift, or tunic.
from The Century Dictionary.
- noun See
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- noun a loose shirt or tunic; originally worn in the Middle Ages
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
His clothes, his beard, his very features have much the appearance that his house has, as if the owner of it were distant on another occupation, and the camise has regained a considerable portion of his clearing.
In pattering droves of hundreds they trekked in from the camise before there was light enough to shoot by, and nipped once and with precision at the ripest in every bunch.
(Probably from camise, a black blouse worn as a uniform).
Others say that it arose from their wearing a white shirt, or camise, over their dress, to enable them to distinguish each other in their night attacks; and that this was not the case, is partly countenanced by the fact that in the course of the insurrection a body of peasant royalists took the field, who designated themselves the
Albanian, in crimson and gold embroidered jacket, and snowy camise, started forward, and holding out his silver-sheathed yataghan commanded the postilions to stop.
Omer, of Great Ann Street, who wore a knee-length, white camise and a brown suit jacket, allegedly withheld the information between April 5 and April 18 last year.
In Arabic LL camisa became gamīs, kamís ` long shirt 'and was taken into English as camise ` light, loose, long-sleeved shirt, gown, or tunic sometimes worn as an undergarment,' and Modern Greek has hypokámiso