1

blouse

noun \ ˈblau̇s also ˈblau̇z \
Updated on: 10 Nov 2017

Definition of blouse

plural blouses play \ˈblau̇-səz, -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

play \ˈblau̇-sē, -zē\ adjective

Examples of blouse in a Sentence

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

Recent Examples of blouse from the Web

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'blouse.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

Origin and Etymology of blouse

French


2

blouse

verb \ ˈblau̇s , ˈblau̇z \

Definition of blouse

bloused; blousing
intransitive verb
: to fall in a fold
  • coats that blouse above the hip
transitive verb
: to cause to blouse

First Known Use of blouse

1897


BLOUSE Defined for English Language Learners

blouse

noun

Definition of blouse for English Language Learners

  • : an often somewhat formal shirt for women and girls


BLOUSE Defined for Kids

blouse

noun \ ˈblau̇s \

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


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up blouse? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

ditzy

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Find the Cousins

  • a-large-tree-with-many-branches
  • Which pair shares a common word ancestor?
True or False

Test your knowledge - and maybe learn something along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!