1665–75; < French déshabillé, noun use of past participle of déshabiller to undress, equivalent to dés- dis-1 + habiller to dress; see habiliment (Source: dictionary.com)
French, ‘undressed’. (Source: lexico.com)
Definitions of Dishabille
- the state of being dressed in a careless, disheveled, or disorderly style or manner; undress.
- a garment worn in undress.
- a loose morning dress.
- a disorderly or disorganized state of mind or way of thinking.
- a variant of deshabille
- The state of being only partly or scantily clothed.
- : negligee
- : the state of being dressed in a casual or careless style
- : a deliberately careless or casual manner
Example sentences for Dishabille
- We found her in a dishabille, intending to go to Hampton Court to-morrow.
- Led by Victor Vassilyevski a dozen men, guests and servants, in various stages of dishabille, streamed into the room.
- She would not see him in a dishabille for the world—What can she mean by it?
- Mrs. Chedsoye was just as beautiful in dishabille as in a ball-gown.
- Then, when he saw us, he tried to back himself and his dishabille out into the obscurity of the library.
Related words & Synonyms
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