shirtwaist 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 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, 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 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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

  • dress — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) v. clothe, attire, array; scold, reprove, berate, whip; adorn, garnish, decorate; align, equalize; prepare, bandage. See clothing, disapprobation, ornament, remedy. n. clothing, costume, vesture, garb,… …   English dictionary for students

  • 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 — 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 — 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

  • 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 dress — noun 1. A straight dress with a collar like a shirt s, resembling an elongated shirt 2. A shirtwaister (US) • • • Main Entry: ↑shirt * * * shirt dress, a shirtwaist dress; shirtwaister: »... pale blue Osmaline shirt dress, the bib front hand… …   Useful english dictionary

  • shirt-dress — /sherrt dres /, n. shirtwaist (def. 2). [1945 50] * * * …   Universalium

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