blouse

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noun

ˈblau̇s How to pronounce blouse (audio)
 also  ˈblau̇z
plural blouses ˈblau̇-səz How to pronounce blouse (audio)
-zəz
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
: a usually loose-fitting garment especially for women that covers the body from the neck to the waist
blousy adjective

blouse

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verb

ˈblau̇s How to pronounce blouse (audio)
ˈblau̇z
bloused; blousing

intransitive verb

: to fall in a fold
coats that blouse above the hip

transitive verb

: to cause to blouse

Examples of blouse in a Sentence

Noun She wore a blouse and a skirt to work.
Recent Examples on the Web
Noun
While the actress teamed hers with a graphic tank top and a crossbody purse, these bottoms would look just as good with a bodysuit or breezy blouse. Averi Baudler, Peoplemag, 11 June 2024 The Madame Web star was spotted in a yellow two-piece with a see-through goldenrod skirt and a sheer white blouse over it. Elizabeth Logan, Glamour, 10 June 2024
Verb
The high neckline, short sleeves, bloused top, pockets, and waist tie offer a more casual vibe — however, the variety of floral, striped, and polkadot prints add a bit of formality. Hillary Maglin, Travel + Leisure, 24 June 2023 See all Example Sentences for blouse 

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Word History

Etymology

Noun

French

First Known Use

Noun

1822, in the meaning defined at sense 1b

Verb

1894, in the meaning defined at transitive sense

Time Traveler
The first known use of blouse was in 1822

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Cite this Entry

“Blouse.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/blouse. Accessed 23 Jun. 2024.

Kids Definition

blouse

noun
ˈblau̇s,
 also  ˈblau̇z
1
: a loose outer garment like a shirt or smock varying from hip-length to calf-length
2
: a usually loose-fitting garment especially for women covering the body from the neck to the waist

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