Definition of shirtwaister in English:

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shirtwaister

Pronunciation: /ˈʃəːtweɪstə/
/ʃəːtˈweɪstə/

noun

A woman’s dress with a seam at the waist, its bodice incorporating a collar and button fastening in the style of a shirt.
Example sentences
  • Do not give us shirt or raglan sleeves, or ‘shirtwaister’ styles with blousy tops, or flared or pleated skirts in boring patterns.
  • No, the way to wear this summer's flat shoes is with crisp A-line skirts, shirtwaister dresses and narrow trousers.
  • She was later to be seen in his most celebrated creation, the ultra - suede shirtwaister, a huge hit in 1972.
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