Definition of Blouse

1. Noun. A top worn by women.

Specialized synonyms: Garibaldi, Guimpe, Middy, Middy Blouse, Shirtwaist, Shirtwaister
Terms within: Neckline
Generic synonyms: Top



Definition of Blouse

1. n. A light, loose over-garment, like a smock frock, worn especially by workingmen in France; also, a loose coat of any material, as the undress uniform coat of the United States army.

Definition of Blouse

1. Noun. An outer garment, usually loose, that is similar to a shirt and reaches from the neck to the waist or below. Nowadays, in colloquial use, ''blouse'' refers almost always to a woman's shirt that buttons down the front. ¹

2. Noun. (military) A loose-fitting uniform jacket. ¹

3. Verb. To hang a garment in loose folds. ¹

4. Verb. (military) To tuck one's pants/trousers (into one's boots). ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Blouse

1. to hang loosely [v BLOUSED, BLOUSING, BLOUSES]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Blouse

blots
blotted
blotted out
blotter
blotters
blottesque
blottier
blottiest
blotting
blotting paper
blottings
blotto
blotty
bloubok
blouboks
blouse (current term)
bloused
blouseless
blouselike
blouses
blousier
blousiest
blousily
blousing
blouson
blousons
blousy
blouzes
bloviate

Literary usage of Blouse

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

1. Clothing for Women; Selection, Design, Construction: A Practical Manual for by Laura Irene Baldt (1916)
"Fitting blouse.—Slip blouse over head to see if it fits. ... Placing facing at front of middy blouse. shoulder seam and sleeve as well. ..."

2. The Women's Health and Aging Study: Health and Social Characteristics of ...edited by Jack M. Guralnik, Linda P. Fried, Eleanor M. Simonsick, Judith D. Kasper, Mary E. Lafferty edited by Jack M. Guralnik, Linda P. Fried, Eleanor M. Simonsick, Judith D. Kasper, Mary E. Lafferty (1995)
"Stop watch Description: The participant will be given a blouse and asked to put ... Determine the correct size of blouse. lf the participant is too large to ..."

3. The Village: Russian Impressions by Ernest Poole (1918)
"... sinewy, brown, in a peasant's white blouse and a pair of old trousers, with sandals on his strong bare feet. I kept seeing his hairy throat and neck, ..."

4. Report of the Joint Committee on Reconstruction, at the First Session by William Pitt Fessenden, Thaddeus Stevens (1866)
"... hats or caps—nothing bat the common army blouse and blue pants. Question. What was their clothing ? Answer. I should think they had. Question. ..."

5. Barbizon Days: Millet, Corot, Rousseau, Barye by Charles Sprague Smith (1902)
"... of striped cotton and a blue blouse. A high, stiffly-starched standing collar and a pipe were also part of his ..."

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