Definitions of deshabille

  1. An undress; a careless toilet. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  2. A loose, careless garment; a state of being partly or carelessly dressed. Also, dishabille. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  3. Undress; careless dress. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  4. Same as DISHABILLE. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  5. An undress; a loose morning dress. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  6. An undress; a loose morning dress; a careless untidy state as to dress. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

Usage examples for deshabille

  1. I counselled her sagely to look for no more members of the Hierarchy en deshabille but to content herself with the humbler denizens of this planet. – The Morals of Marcus Ordeyne by William J. Locke
  2. The hut was filled with sergeants in easy deshabille smoking, lounging, playing various games. – The Sky Pilot in No Man's Land by Ralph Connor