One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
An undershirt; a vest.
- ‘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.’
- ‘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.’
Late Middle English: of unknown origin.
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