dishabille

Dishabille means partially or sloppily dressed, so if you've just rolled out of bed and thrown on a half-buttoned sweater over your flannel pajama pants, you can say you're in a state of dishabille.

Back in the 17th century, when the word dishabille was borrowed from the French déshabillé, "undressed," it was used to describe people who were inappropriately underdressed. You would've been most likely to be described as in dishabille if you were wearing a loose, casual dress instead of more formal daytime clothes that covered more of your body. This word is still used today as a fancy way of saying either "dressed in one's pajamas" or "partially dressed."

Definitions of dishabille
1

n the state of being carelessly or partially dressed

Synonyms:
deshabille
Types:
shirtsleeves
not wearing a jacket
Type of:
condition, status
a state at a particular time

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