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shirt·waist

 (shûrt′wāst′)
n.
1. A woman's blouse or bodice styled like a tailored shirt.
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shirt•waist

(ˈʃɜrtˌweɪst)

n.
1. a tailored blouse or shirt worn by women.
2. Also called shirtdress, shirt′waist`er.a dress with a bodice and front opening like a tailored shirt.
[1875–80]
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shirtwaist

A women’s dress with a bodice tailored like a man’s shirt.
Dictionary of Unfamiliar Words by Diagram Group Copyright © 2008 by Diagram Visual Information Limited
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.shirtwaist - a blouse with buttons down the frontshirtwaist - a blouse with buttons down the front; "in Britain they call a shirtwaist a shirtwaister"
blouse - a top worn by women
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Translations

shirtwaist

[ˈʃɜːtweɪst] N (US) → blusa f (de mujer)
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