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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  • shirtwaister — ► NOUN ▪ a shirt dress with a seam at the waist …   English terms dictionary

  • shirtwaister — n. US a woman s dress with a bodice like a shirt. Etymology: SHIRT, WAIST * * * noun a blouse with buttons down the front in Britain they call a shirtwaist a shirtwaister • Syn: ↑shirtwaist • Hypernyms: ↑blouse …   Useful english dictionary

  • shirtwaister — UK [ˈʃɜː(r)tˌweɪstə(r)] / US [ˈʃɜrtˌweɪstər] noun [countable] Word forms shirtwaister : singular shirtwaister plural shirtwaisters British a type of dress with buttons down the front that fits tightly around your waist …   English dictionary

  • shirtwaister — noun A womans dress, the bodice of which is in the style of a shirt (with buttons down the front) …   Wiktionary

  • shirtwaister — n. shirtwaist, woman s tailored blouse, woman s shirt; shirt with buttons down the front …   English contemporary dictionary

  • shirtwaister — noun a shirt dress with a seam at the waist …   English new terms dictionary

  • shirtwaister — BrE, shirtwaist, AmE noun (C) a woman s dress in the style of a long shirt …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • shirtwaister — shirt·waist·er …   English syllables

  • shirtwaister — /ˈʃɜtweɪstə/ (say shertwaystuh) noun 1. a woman s blouse or bodice which has buttons down the front and often turn back cuffs like a man s shirt. 2. a dress with this style of top. Also, shirtwaist …   Australian English dictionary

  • 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

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