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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 of shirtwaist
1875-1880
1875-80; shirt + waist
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Word Origin and History for shirt-waist
n.

1879, from shirt (n.) + waist (n.).

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