A garment worn by women as a blouse front under a sweater or jacket.

[From vest.]
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1. (Law) a person having a vested interest in something
2. (Clothing & Fashion) a type of blouse or top worn by women under a sweater or jacket
3. (Clothing & Fashion) a decorative, false waistcoat or vest attached to a shirt
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a decorative, vestlike front piece worn under a woman's jacket.
[1905–10; vest (n.) + -ee, sp. variant of -y2]
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