Definition of shirtwaist in English:


Line breaks: shirt|waist
Pronunciation: /ˈʃəːtweɪst


North American
  • 1A woman’s blouse resembling a shirt.
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    • Her shirtwaist and flowing skirt, easy to manufacture and appropriate to different classes, resembled a man's suit.
    • Her shirtwaist style top was a mint green, the soft pastel bringing out her eyes as she slipped on a simple brown skirt, finishing the ensemble with a fine leather belt.
  • 1.1 (also shirtwaist dress) another term for shirtwaister.
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    • For the doctor visit, Mother wears plastic Shasta daisies clipped to her small ears and her shirtwaist dress is sky-blue like her eyes and eye shadow.
    • Choose jackets, tailored suits and shirtwaist dresses with straight, classic cuts.
    • She appeared in a stiff shirtwaist, her soft hair piled into a chignon, topped by a big plumed hat.

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