Definition of blouson in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈblouˌsän/ Pronunciation: /ˈblouˌzän/


A short loose-fitting jacket, typically bloused and finishing at the waist.
Example sentences
  • Slouchy drawstring pants, a blouson jacket with crystal cuffs, stretchy mini skirts and tiny mid-riff tops.
  • There's also the too-young, perpetually fashion-free pastel shirts, the too-tight jeans and the blouson leather jackets; sartorial choices suggesting he shops by catalogue with his eyes shut.
  • Basic forms like blousons or trench-coats, shirts or T-shirts, skirts or pants, are always enriched by new unexpected, ironic elements.


Early 20th century: from French, diminutive of blouse.

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Syllabification: blous·on

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