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

The Mulleavy sisters over at Rodarte did white blouses with puffed sleeves that touched the heavens at their Fall 2019 show. Vogue, "2000s or 1800s? Why Fashion Is Revisiting the Victorian Era," 27 Mar. 2019 For the weekend For daytime, pair an oversize white blouse with long black leggings. Glamour, "How to Wear a White Shirt Like a Fashion Person," 26 Mar. 2019 Racks of blouses like sacks of gold, tiers of blenders like crates of silver. Amanda Petrusich, The New Yorker, "The Galleons," 5 Mar. 2018 The Love Story actress, who turns 80 today, set the tone for chic style in the 1970s: belted flares, miniskirts with white boots, and pretty printed blouses with a bohemian air. Vogue, "That Soft ’70s Style! Shop the Season’s Grooviest Trend," 1 Apr. 2019 Knee-high boots in unexpected colors that included lavender and sunny yellow popped against silk dresses and high collared blouses. Brooke Lefferts, Fox News, "Kate Spade, the company, honors late style icon at New York Fashion Week show," 10 Sep. 2018 Walmart’s second new women’s clothing line, Time and Tru, offers trendy denim jeans and shorts, bohemian-style blouses and cute spring-ready shirtdresses. Kami Phillips, PEOPLE.com, "6 Surprisingly Fashionable Items You Can Now Shop at Walmart for Under $25," 8 Mar. 2018 The closets have five blouses and pants hanging on the racks, not piles of clothes jammed in every square inch. Jonathan Fox, chicagotribune.com, "7 investments to help you get top-dollar in a home sale," 6 July 2017 While David looked dapper in a silk lapel tux and bowtie, Victoria put a new spin on eveningwear, opting for a voluminous white long sleeve blouse and a pair of baggy black trousers over tights. Erica Gonzales, Harper's BAZAAR, "Victoria and David Beckham Join Kate Middleton at the National Portrait Gallery Gala," 12 Mar. 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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