Definition of shirtwaister in English:

shirtwaister

Line breaks: shirt|waist¦er
Pronunciation: /ˈʃəːtweɪstə
 
, -ˈweɪstə/

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.
    More 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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