Mae West


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Mae West

 (mā′ wĕst′)
n. Slang
An inflatable, vestlike life preserver.

[After Mae Westthe appearance of the inflated vest being humorously compared to the actress's large bust .]

mae west

(meɪ)
n
(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]

Mae′ West′


n.
an inflatable life jacket used esp. during World War II.
[1935–40; after Mae West, full-bosomed U.S. comic actress]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Mae West - United States film actress (1892-1980)Mae West - United States film actress (1892-1980)
2.Mae West - an inflatable life jacketMae West - an inflatable life jacket    
cork jacket, life jacket, life vest - life preserver consisting of a sleeveless jacket of buoyant or inflatable design
Translations

Mae West

[ˈmeɪˈwest] N (Aer) (hum) → chaleco m salvavidas

mae west

n (hum)Schwimmweste f
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This year's program will be "The Real Mae West" presented by Martina Mathisen.
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Mae West was considered for the role of Norma Desmond, but wanted to rewrite the dialogue.
1927: Mae West was found guilty of indecent behaviour in her Broadway production of Sex.
Now a mother herself, Mae West, who believed murderous Rosemary was innocent for a decade before turning against her, said she has yet to tell her young son the identity of his grandparents.
New York, NY, July 20, 2016 --(PR.com)-- Born in Brooklyn, NY on August 17, 1893, MAE WEST began performing at age 6.
has introduced Mae by Damiva, a 100% natural vaginal lubricant that is named after Mae West and backed by an advertising campaign that aims to use cheeky humor as an ice breaker, says chief executive officer Chia Chia Sun.
You can barely look at a listing, even a rental listing, without reading that this here is the building where Mae West once had a condo; or that that guest cottageover there!was once, back in the day, rented by Buster Keaton while his other house was being renovated; or that David Schwimmer once parked his car in front of these garagesyes, those right over there!when, say, he couldn't find the damn valet but wanted to get inside the damn Emmy party already.
The one and only Mae West, of whom, when introducing her to a group of city businessmen, Birmingham's Mr Theatre, the late great Derek Salberg, uttered the immortal words: 'See nipples and die!' "And so on, the parade is as endless as it is colourful."
In mentioning Mae West the other day and her famous quote (usually misquoted) from "She Done Him Wrong,'' it occurred to me that Mae, of all the sex symbols, indeed perhaps of all great female stars, was the most self-assured, satisfied and complete.
AS Mae West might say, "He who hesitates is a damned fool."