Definition of shirtwaist in English:

shirtwaist

Syllabification: shirt·waist
Pronunciation: /ˈSHərtˌwāst
 
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noun

North American
1A woman’s blouse that resembles a shirt.
More example sentences
  • 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 or shirtwaister) A woman’s dress with a seam at the waist, its bodice incorporating a collar and buttons in the style of a shirt.
More example sentences
  • 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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