AskDefine | Define dishabille

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dishabille n : the state of being carelessly or partially dressed [syn: deshabille]

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  1. Extreme casual or disorderly dress, shirt tail out, sleeves unbuttoned, etc.


  • ""A little after 3:15 o’clock yesterday afternoon a stream of people, hatless, coatless, some in an even worse state of dishabille rushed down the stairs or to the elevators of every one of the downtown buildings and onto the streets, their faces showing every sign of terror." — Seattle Post-Intelligencer, December 1, 1891
  • 1919, Ronald Firbank, Valmouth, Duckworth, hardback edition, page 44
    She wore a dishabille of mignonette-green silk and bead-diapered head-dress that added several inches to her height [...].

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

bathrobe, bed jacket, brunch coat, casual clothes, dressing gown, housecoat, kimono, lounging robe, morning dress, neglige, negligee, robe, robe-de-chambre, smoking jacket, something comfortable, sport clothes, undress, wrap, wrapper
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