- shirt or chemise.—_Span._ _See_ its abbreviated form, MISH, from the _ancient Cant_, COMMISSION. Probably re-introduced by the remains of De Lacy Evans’s Spanish Legion on their return. _See_ Somerville’s account of the Span. Leg., for the curious facility with which the lower classes in England adopt foreign words as slang and cant terms. _Italian_, CAMICIA. This latter is the more likely etymology, as anyone who visits the various quarters where Irish, Italians, and a mongrel mixture of half-a-dozen races congregate and pig together, will admit.
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