Definition of blouse
blousesplay \ˈblau̇-səz, -zəz\
1a : a long loose overgarment that resembles a shirt or smock and is worn especially by workmen, artists, and peasantsb : the jacket of a uniform
2 : a usually loose-fitting garment especially for women that covers the body from the neck to the waist
blousyplay \ˈblau̇-sē, -zē\ adjective
Examples of blouse in a Sentence
She wore a blouse and a skirt to work.
Recent Examples of blouse from the Web
Some of the 80 workers employed at one Chinese factory making blouses, dresses and other items under Trump's label were paid just over $60 for a 60-hour workweek, according to an outside audit published by the Fair Labor Association in April.
Look at that cutout shoulder and those ruffles: This blouse has more twists and turns than a soap opera.
One who seems to exclusively wear light-wash jeans, peasant blouses, and breezy linen dresses.
The other day a stunning Shelli Segal halter dress was $40 and a silk blouse from Banana Republic was $24.
But Ms. Moss’s look is derived more closely from Ms. Pallenberg’s, including the sweeping coats, the unbuttoned satin blouses and the romping-in-the-concrete-garden hippie frocks.
Wearing a light gray suit and white blouse, Woods spoke in a quiet tone, which prompted Lake Superior Court Judge Diane Ross Boswell to remind her to speak up.
Spenzer said the kids were very impressed and took special interest in the photos that showed what people of the time wore for picnicking and the beach: long skirts, white blouses, long sleeves and hats for women.
Ruffled white collars, wide-leg trousers, textured blouses, skinny jeans, oversized glasses – all curated by a woman with a lifelong love of clothes who knows how to rock them.
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Origin and Etymology of blouse
First Known Use: 1823See Words from the same year
Definition of blouse
: to fall in a fold coats that blouse above the hip
: to cause to blouse
First Known Use of blouse
BLOUSE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of blouse for English Language Learners
: an often somewhat formal shirt for women and girls
BLOUSE Defined for Kids
Definition of blouse for Students
1 : a loose garment for women covering the body from the neck to the waist
2 : the jacket of a uniform
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