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blouse

 (blous, blouz)
n.
1. A woman's or child's loosely fitting shirt that extends to the waist or slightly below. See Note at greasy.
2. A loosely fitting garment resembling a long shirt, worn especially by European workmen.
3. The service coat or tunic worn by the members of some branches of the US armed forces.
intr. & tr.v. bloused, blous·ing, blous·es
To hang or cause to hang loosely and fully.

[French, possibly alteration (influenced by blousse, wool scraps, of Germanic origin) of obsolete French blaude, from Old French bliaut, probably of Germanic origin .]

blouse

(blaʊz)
n
1. (Clothing & Fashion) a woman's shirtlike garment made of cotton, nylon, etc
2. (Clothing & Fashion) a loose-fitting smocklike garment, often knee length and belted, worn esp by E European peasants
3. (Military) a loose-fitting waist-length belted jacket worn by soldiers
vb
to hang or make so as to hang in full loose folds
[C19: from French, of unknown origin]

blouse

(blaʊs, blaʊz)

n., v. bloused, blous•ing. n.
1. a garment, usu. for women and children, covering the body from the neck or shoulders to the waistline, with or without a collar and sleeves; waist.
2. a single-breasted, semifitted military jacket.
3. a loose outer garment, reaching to the hip or thigh or below the knee, and sometimes belted.
v.i.
4. to puff out in a drooping fullness, as a blouse above a fitted waistband.
v.t.
5. to dispose in loose folds.
[1820–30; < French]

blouse

- First a garment, usually belted at the waist, worn by peasants or workmen.
See also related terms for waist.

blouse


Past participle: bloused
Gerund: blousing

Imperative
blouse
blouse
Present
I blouse
you blouse
he/she/it blouses
we blouse
you blouse
they blouse
Preterite
I bloused
you bloused
he/she/it bloused
we bloused
you bloused
they bloused
Present Continuous
I am blousing
you are blousing
he/she/it is blousing
we are blousing
you are blousing
they are blousing
Present Perfect
I have bloused
you have bloused
he/she/it has bloused
we have bloused
you have bloused
they have bloused
Past Continuous
I was blousing
you were blousing
he/she/it was blousing
we were blousing
you were blousing
they were blousing
Past Perfect
I had bloused
you had bloused
he/she/it had bloused
we had bloused
you had bloused
they had bloused
Future
I will blouse
you will blouse
he/she/it will blouse
we will blouse
you will blouse
they will blouse
Future Perfect
I will have bloused
you will have bloused
he/she/it will have bloused
we will have bloused
you will have bloused
they will have bloused
Future Continuous
I will be blousing
you will be blousing
he/she/it will be blousing
we will be blousing
you will be blousing
they will be blousing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been blousing
you have been blousing
he/she/it has been blousing
we have been blousing
you have been blousing
they have been blousing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been blousing
you will have been blousing
he/she/it will have been blousing
we will have been blousing
you will have been blousing
they will have been blousing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been blousing
you had been blousing
he/she/it had been blousing
we had been blousing
you had been blousing
they had been blousing
Conditional
I would blouse
you would blouse
he/she/it would blouse
we would blouse
you would blouse
they would blouse
Past Conditional
I would have bloused
you would have bloused
he/she/it would have bloused
we would have bloused
you would have bloused
they would have bloused
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.blouse - a top worn by womenblouse - a top worn by women      
garibaldi - a loose high-necked blouse with long sleeves; styled after the red flannel shirts worn by Garibaldi's soldiers
guimpe - a short blouse with sleeves that is worn under a jumper or pinafore dress
middy, middy blouse - blouse with a sailor collar
neckline - the line formed by the edge of a garment around the neck
shirtwaist, shirtwaister - a blouse with buttons down the front; "in Britain they call a shirtwaist a shirtwaister"
top - a garment (especially for women) that extends from the shoulders to the waist or hips; "he stared as she buttoned her top"
Translations
بُلُوزةصِدْريَّه، بْلوزَه
blůzahalen a
bluse
naisten paitapuseropaitapusero
bluza
blúz
blússa
ブラウス
블라우스
palaidinukė
blūze
bluza
blus
เสื้อสตรี
sơ mi nữ

blouse

[blaʊz] N
1. (= woman's garment) → blusa f
he's a big girl's blousees un mariquita
2. (US) (Mil) → guerrera f

blouse

[ˈblaʊz] nchemisier m, corsage m

blouse

n
Bluse f
(US Mil) → (Feld)bluse f
(esp US inf) he’s a big girl’s blouse or a bit of a blouse when it comes to painbei Schmerzen ist er ein ziemlicher Jammerlappen (inf); you girl’s blouse!du Weichei! (inf)

blouse

[blaʊz] ncamicetta

blouse

(blauz) noun
a woman's (often loose) garment for the upper half of the body. a skirt and blouse.

blouse

بُلُوزة blůza bluse Bluse γυναικεία μπλούζα blusa naisten paitapusero chemisier bluza camicetta ブラウス 블라우스 blouse bluse bluzka blusa блузка blus เสื้อสตรี bluz sơ mi nữ 女衬衫

blouse

n. blusa, corpiño.

blouse

n blusa
References in classic literature ?
She took off her jacket and sat more at ease in her blouse, of some soft, flimsy silk.
Fairfax, who brought up the rear, had, with characteristic unselfishness, contented himself with a French workman's blue blouse and a pair of white duck trousers.
Here it is," he answered, pulling off his blouse and fixing it to the stick.
In the breast of his blouse he carried some coarse dark bread; he ate of this between whiles, and sat munching and drinking near Madame Defarge's counter.
The only legitimate attachment to print stuff, I was told, was to print stuff in the form of blouse, tennis, or boating costume.
So saying he donned the butcher's blouse and apron, and, climbing into the cart, drove merrily down the road to the town.
I bent down to his face, put my hand through the rent in his blouse.
He was dressed in a common gray blouse and velvet cap, but his carefully arranged hair, beard and mustache, all of the richest and glossiest black, ill accorded with his plebeian attire.
demanded a thickset, moon-faced young Flamand in a blouse.
Early one morning, before Christopher Newman was dressed, a little old man was ushered into his apartment, followed by a youth in a blouse, bearing a picture in a brilliant frame.
She knew what I was talking about, the hussy, and I saw her out of the corner of my eyes listening with all her ears, while she pretended to iron a blouse that she had been washing for me.
Ahead he saw a man carrying a gun under his arm, a man in a soft black hat, a blue blouse, and black trousers, and with a broad round-fat face quite innocent of goatee.