a short garment worn underneath a sheer bodice to conceal the underwear.
a woman's negligee jacket.
a sleeved jacket or jersey once worn by men.
a straitjacket with long sleeves.

1810–20; < French < Provençal camisola; equivalent to camis(a) (< Late Latin camīsa shirt; see chemise) + -ola -ule Unabridged
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camisole (ˈkæmɪˌsəʊl)
1.  a woman's underbodice with shoulder straps, originally designed as a cover for a corset
2.  a woman's dressing jacket or short negligée
3.  (modifier) resembling a camisole (the underbodice), as in fitting snugly around the bust and having a straight neckline: a camisole slip; a camisole top
[C19: from French, from Provençal camisola, from camisa shirt, from Late Latin camīsia]

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Word Origin & History

1816, from Fr. camisole (16c.), from Prov. camisola "mantle," dim. of camisa "shirt," from L.L. camisia "shirt, nightgown" (see chemise).
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Example sentences
Sometimes you can get creative with regular pieces, too, such as pairing a stretchy camisole-tank with a pre-pregnancy cardigan.
But the short sleeved tunic can be worn on the same trip with a camisole and
  flats instead.
Attentive salesgirls help customers choose the perfect camisole, demi bra or
She tugged down her shirt to reveal a cotton camisole.
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