One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
An undershirt; a vest.
- ‘The man who is too sexy for his semmit has been under attack of late.’
- ‘Wearing semmits and hard hats they climbed through young trees to an open slope.’
- ‘The fashion of racing up the pitch with the jersey pulled over the face to reveal the sports semmit has been rife these last two or three seasons.’
Late Middle English: of unknown origin.
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