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blouse

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noun \ˈblau̇s also ˈblau̇z\

Simple Definition of blouse

  • : an often somewhat formal shirt for women and girls

Full Definition of blouse

plural blous·es play \ˈblau̇-səz, -zəz\

  1. 1 a :  a long loose overgarment that resembles a shirt or smock and is worn especially by workmen, artists, and peasants b :  the jacket of a uniform

  2. 2 :  a usually loose-fitting garment especially for women that covers the body from the neck to the waist

blousy play \ˈblau̇-sē, -zē\ adjective

Examples of blouse

  1. She wore a blouse and a skirt to work.



Origin of blouse

French


First Known Use: 1823

Rhymes with blouse


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blouse

play
verb \ˈblau̇s, ˈblau̇z\

Definition of blouse

blousedblous·ing

  1. intransitive verb
  2. :  to fall in a fold <coats that blouse above the hip>

  3. transitive verb
  4. :  to cause to blouse



1897

First Known Use of blouse

1897



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