blouse

noun
\ ˈblau̇s also ˈblau̇z How to pronounce blouse (audio) \
plural blouses\ ˈblau̇-​səz How to pronounce blouses (audio) , -​zəz \

Definition of blouse

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1a : 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

blouse

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

Definition of blouse (Entry 2 of 2)

intransitive verb

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

transitive verb

: to cause to blouse

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Other Words from blouse

Noun

blousy \ ˈblau̇-​sē How to pronounce blousy (audio) , -​zē \ adjective

Examples of blouse in a Sentence

Noun

She wore a blouse and a skirt to work.

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

Washing blouses in the sink and wondering where to find enough tighty-whities two weeks in a land without Target or Walmart was an eye-opening experience. Pat Lenhoff, chicagotribune.com, "Column: Misplaced baggage just one of the (worthwhile) hassles of summer vacations," 2 July 2019 For a fresh update on all lilac, be like Madison Rian and skip the blouse under your blazer—or add a graphic Andy Warhol to your wall. Laurel Benedum, ELLE Decor, "7 Decadent Rooms Inspired By This Weekend's Chicest Celebrity Outfits," 4 June 2019 The vintage attire is usually white clothing, dresses or skirts and white blouses. courant.com, "Community News For The Windham Edition," 20 June 2019 What to donate to Dress for Success Dress for Success accepts professional women’s suits, skirts, blouses, pants, shoes and handbags, jewelry and scarves. Stepfanie Romine, azcentral, "All month long, combine self-care with giving back — while empowering women," 7 June 2019 There were shirtdresses cinched tight with a belt, plus pussybow blouses, stiletto heels, sharp shoulders and at least one evening gown with a cape-style bodice. Washington Post, "Trump’s catastrophic fashion choices in England were not just a sign of bad taste," 6 June 2019 The singer/heartthrob wore pearl earrings, a sheer blouse, and high heels. Lauren Alexis Fisher, Harper's BAZAAR, "Jared Leto Carried His Own Head on the Met Gala Red Carpet," 6 May 2019 For a date Take the classic blouse-and-trouser work formula straight into date night by playing around with the neckline. Glamour, "How to Wear a White Shirt Like a Fashion Person," 26 Mar. 2019 Meghan wore a bespoke Givenchy blouse and skirt, Aquazzura pumps, and a Givenchy clutch. Chloe Foussianes, Town & Country, "Meghan Markle Opted for a Givenchy Blouse and Skirt at the Endeavour Fund Awards," 7 Feb. 2019

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First Known Use of blouse

Noun

1823, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

Verb

1897, in the meaning defined at intransitive sense

History and Etymology for blouse

Noun

French

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blouse

noun

English Language Learners Definition of blouse

: an often somewhat formal shirt for women and girls

blouse

noun
\ ˈblau̇s How to pronounce blouse (audio) \

Kids Definition of blouse

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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