—n. 1. an agile, goatlike antelope, Rupicapra rupicapra, of high mountains of Europe: now rare in some areas.
2. a soft, pliable leather from any of various skins dressed with oil, esp. fish oil, originally prepared from the skin of the chamois.
3. a piece of this leather.
4. a cotton cloth finished to simulate this leather.
5. a medium to grayish yellow color.
—v.t. 1. to dress (a pelt) with oil in order to produce a chamois.
2. to rub or buff with a chamois. Also,chammy,shammy,shamoy(for defs. 2–4, 6, 7).