shirtwaist

[shurt-weyst]
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:
1875–80; shirt + waist

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shirtwaister or (US and Canadian) shirtwaist (ˈʃɜːtˌweɪstə)
 
n
a woman's dress with a tailored bodice resembling a shirt
 
shirtwaist or (US and Canadian) shirtwaist
 
n

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