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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
1875-1880
1875-80; shirt + waist
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British Dictionary definitions for shirtwaister

shirtwaister

/ˈʃɜːtˌweɪstə/
noun
1.
a woman's dress with a tailored bodice resembling a shirt
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