shirtwaist dress

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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shirtwaist

noun
a blouse with buttons down the front; "in Britain they call a shirtwaist a shirtwaister" 
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