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Mae West(mā′ wĕst′)
An inflatable, vestlike life preserver.
[After Mae Westthe appearance of the inflated vest being humorously compared to the actress's large bust .]
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(Clothing & Fashion) slang an inflatable life jacket, esp as issued to the US armed forces for emergency use
[C20: after Mae West, 1892–1980, American actress, renowned for her generous bust]
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an inflatable life jacket used esp. during World War II.
[1935–40; after Mae West, full-bosomed U.S. comic actress]
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|Noun||1.||Mae West - United States film actress (1892-1980)|
|2.||Mae West - an inflatable life jacket|
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n (hum) → Schwimmweste f
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