Shirt waist
shirtwaist shirtwaist, Shirt waist Shirt waist [shirt + waist; see {waist[3]}, n.] 1. A woman's blouse resembling a men's shirt in cut and style; -- in England called a {blouse}. [Webster 1913 Suppl. +PJC]

2. a type of woman's dress with a bodice tailored like a shirt; -- also called {shirt dress}, {shirtwaist dress}, and {shirtwaister}. --[RHUD] [PJC]


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  • shirt|waist — «SHURT WAYST», noun, adjective. –n. 1. a woman s or girl s tailored blouse, usually with a collar and cuffs, worn with a separate skirt. 2. a one piece dress with a shirtlike top. –adj. having a bodice that resembles a shirt: »a trim shirtwaist… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Shirt-waist suit — A costume consisting of a plain belted blouse and skirt of the same material. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • shirt|waist|er — «SHURT WAYS tuhr», noun. a one piece dress with a shirtwaist top: »Of these charming shirtwaisters, some printed, others in woven cotton, the best are high waisted, slim (Observer) …   Useful english dictionary

  • waist — waist; waist·band; waist·coat; waist·coat·ed; waist·ed; waist·er; waist·less; shirt·waist·er; …   English syllables

  • Waist (disambiguation) — Waist is the narrow point of the body between the ribcage and hips. Other meanings derive from this by extension. *Waist (clothing) is also a term for the bodice of a dress or for a blouse or woman s shirt. *Waist, a variant of waistline, the… …   Wikipedia

  • shirt — shirt·ing; shirt·less; shirt·man; shirt; shirt·waist·er; shirt·less·ness; …   English syllables

  • Shirt — Charvet shirt from the 1930s, Norsk Folkemeuseum, Oslo. A shirt is a cloth garment for the upper body. Originally an undergarment worn exclusively by men, it has become, in American English, a catch all term for almost any garment other than… …   Wikipedia

  • shirt dress — shirtwaist shirtwaist, Shirt waist Shirt waist [shirt + waist; see {waist[3]}, n.] 1. A woman s blouse resembling a men s shirt in cut and style; in England called a {blouse}. [Webster 1913 Suppl. +PJC] 2. a type of woman s dress with a bodice… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • shirt tail — noun The longer flap at the back of a shirt • • • Main Entry: ↑shirt * * * shirt tail UK US noun [countable] [singular shirt tail plural shirt tails …   Useful english dictionary

  • shirt-tail — shirt tails also shirttail N COUNT Shirt tails are the long parts of a shirt below the waist. He wore sandals and old jeans and his shirt tails weren t tucked in …   English dictionary

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