Definition of term:: Chemise


  • Either naughty underwear worn by women, or a case or folding tray into which a fragile or valuable book or manuscript is laid (as perhaps are the women in naughty underwear), usually used in conjunction with a case into which the chemise is slipped, and which the trade, with its infinite gift for invention, has cleverly determined to call a slipcase.
Danish: Omslag
Dutch: Omslag, stofomslag
French: Chemise
German: Sammelmappe
Italian: Camicia
Spanish: Camisa
Swedish: Omslag
Source: What bookdealers really mean. A dictionary by Tom Congalton and Dan Gregory (Between the Covers), with additions from other sources
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