deshabille vs dishabille what difference

what is difference between deshabille and dishabille



Borrowed from French déshabillé (undressed), past participle of déshabiller (to undress)


  • (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˈdɛzəbɪəl/


deshabille (countable and uncountable, plural deshabilles)

  1. the state of being partially clothed
  2. a garment worn when one is in a state of undress; a négligée


  • shieldable


Alternative forms

  • deshabille


From French déshabillé


  • enPR: dĭs’əbēlʹ, -bilʹ, IPA(key): /dɪsəˈbiːl/, /-ˈbɪl/
  • Rhymes: -iːl, -ɪl


dishabille (countable and uncountable, plural dishabilles)

  1. Extreme casual or disorderly dress, shirt tail out, sleeves unbuttoned, etc.
    • 1891, Seattle Post-Intelligencer
      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.
  2. A loose, negligent dress.
    • 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 []

See also

  • deshabille
  • habiliment

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