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]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • shirtwaist — ☆ shirtwaist [shʉrt′wāst΄ ] n. 1. Archaic a woman s blouse or bodice tailored more or less like a shirt 2. a dress with a bodice like this: in full shirtwaist dress …   English World dictionary

  • shirtwaist — /sherrt wayst /, n. 1. a tailored blouse or shirt worn by women. 2. Also called shirt dress, shirtwaist dress, shirtwaister. a dress with a bodice and a front opening tailored like those of a dress shirt. [1875 80; SHIRT + WAIST] * * * …   Universalium

  • shirtwaist — noun Date: 1879 a woman s tailored garment (as a blouse or dress) with details copied from men s shirts …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • shirtwaist — noun a womans tailored blouse, buttoned down the front Syn: shirtwaister …   Wiktionary

  • shirtwaist — shirt|waist [ ʃɜrt,weıst ] noun count AMERICAN a type of dress with buttons down the front that fits tightly around your waist …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • shirtwaist — n. woman s tailored blouse, woman s shirt; shirtdress …   English contemporary dictionary

  • shirtwaist — noun N. Amer. a woman s blouse resembling a shirt. ↘a shirtwaister …   English new terms dictionary

  • shirtwaist — shirt•waist [[t]ˈʃɜrtˌweɪst[/t]] n. 1) clo a tailored blouse or shirt worn by women 2) clo Also called shirtdress shirt′waist er. a dress with a bodice and front opening like a tailored shirt. • Etymology: 1875–80 …   From formal English to slang

  • shirtwaist —   Pākana …   English-Hawaiian dictionary

  • shirtwaist — n. esp. US a woman s blouse resembling a shirt …   Useful english dictionary

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