Blousing



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.
noun
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
verb
to hang or make so as to hang in full loose folds
n.

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]

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