follow Dictionary.com

Get the details behind our redesign

shirtwaist

[shurt-weyst] /ˈʃɜrtˌweɪst/
noun
1.
a tailored blouse or shirt worn by women.
2.
Also called shirt-dress, shirtwaist dress, shirtwaister. a dress with a bodice and a front opening tailored like those of a dress shirt.
Origin
1875-1880
1875-80; shirt + waist
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source

Word of The Day

Difficulty index for shirtwaist

Few English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for shirt

8
7
Scrabble Words With Friends