Definition of Shirtwaist

1. Noun. A blouse with buttons down the front. "In Britain they call a shirtwaist a shirtwaister"

Exact synonyms: Shirtwaister
Generic synonyms: Blouse



Definition of Shirtwaist

1. Noun. (American English) a woman's tailored blouse, buttoned down the front ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Shirtwaist

1. [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Shirtwaist

shirtlessness
shirtlifter
shirtlike
shirtmaker
shirtmakers
shirtmaking
shirts
shirts and skins
shirtsleeve
shirtsleeved
shirtsleeves
shirttail
shirttailed
shirttailing
shirttails
shirtwaist (current term)
shirtwaist blouse
shirtwaisted
shirtwaister
shirtwaisters
shirtwaists
shirtwise
shirty
shish
shish kebab
shish kebob
shish taouk
shisha
shishamo
shishas

Literary usage of Shirtwaist

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Selected Articles on the Employment of Women by Edna Dean Bullock, Julia Emily Johnsen (1920)
"shirtwaist Makers' Strike. Constance D. Leupp. ''We'd rather starve quick than starve slow." Such is the battle cry of the 30000 striking shirtwaist makers ..."

2. Annual Report by Ohio State Board of Agriculture (1904)
"Ill Mattie Hall. Lexington. Ky. 2d best initials on handkerchief... Best shirtwaist set Best shirtwaist 2d best shirtwaist Messenger, Xenia. ..."

3. Civic Bibliography for Greater New York by New York Research Council, Howard Brown Woolston, Roger Howson, Catharine S. Tracey (1911)
"Hygienic aspect of the shirtwaist strike. Survey, 23 '• 541-50- 1910. ... shirtwaist strikers demand closed shop. Civic Jour., 1 : 1-2. 1910. ..."

4. The American Year Book by Simon Newton Dexter North, Francis Graham Wickware, Albert Bushnell Hart (1911)
"The shirtwaist Makers' Union increased its membership to 21.000 in the course ... 7000 shirtwaist makers in Philadelphia struck, presenting demands similar ..."

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