a usually lightweight, loose-fitting garment for women and children, covering the body from the neck or shoulders more or less to the waistline, with or without a collar and sleeves, worn inside or outside a skirt, slacks, etc.
a single-breasted, semifitted military jacket.
a loose outer garment, reaching to the hip or thigh, or below the knee, and sometimes belted.
Compare smock frock.
to puff out in a drooping fullness, as a blouse above a fitted waistband.
to dispose the material of a garment in loose folds, as trouser legs over the tops of boots.
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a woman’s shirtlike garment made of cotton, nylon, etc
a loose-fitting smocklike garment, often knee length and belted, worn esp by E European peasants
a loose-fitting waist-length belted jacket worn by soldiers
to hang or make so as to hang in full loose folds
In Paris, a very slovenly, loose, drawn frock, with most capacious sleeves, had been introduced called a blouse. Some of our priestesses of the toilet seemed emulous of copying this deshabille, with some slight alterations, but we never wish to see it on the symmetrical form of a British lady. [“Summary of Fashion for 1822,” in “Museum of Foreign Literature and Science,” Jan.-June 1823]
blowzy. having a coarse, ruddy complexion. disheveled in appearance; unkempt. Historical Examples Song of the Lark Willa Cather adj.
a usually lightweight, loose-fitting garment for women and children, covering the body from the neck or shoulders more or less to the waistline, with or without a collar and sleeves, worn inside or outside a skirt, slacks, etc. a single-breasted, semifitted military jacket. a loose outer garment, reaching to the hip or thigh, or below […]
a woman’s outer garment having a drawstring, belt, or similar closing, at or below the waist, which causes it to blouse. of or relating to such a garment, the style it exemplifies, or something considered to resemble this style, as a hairdo: a blouson dress; the blouson effect; a blouson bob. noun a short jacket […]
to speak pompously. Contemporary Examples The Song of Newt Gingrich: From Longshot To Hotshot To No Shot April 25, 2012 v.