Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A woman's blouse or bodice styled like a tailored shirt.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A garment for women's and children's wear, resembling a shirt in fashion, but worn over the underclothing, and extending no lower than the waist, where it is belted.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • A woman's blouse resembling a men's shirt in cut and style; -- in England called a blouse.
  • a type of woman's dress with a bodice tailored like a shirt; -- also called shirt dress, shirtwaist dress, and shirtwaister.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun US a woman's tailored blouse, buttoned down the front

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a blouse with buttons down the front

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Examples

  • Over the shirtwaist was a natty jacket, elbow-sleeved, and to the elbows she wore gloves of imitation suede.

    CHAPTER II

  • VON DREHLE: A shirtwaist is a woman ` s blouse, basically.

    Triangle: The Fire That Changed America

  • Her shirtwaist was a soft, feminine shade of lavender, trimmed with lace, but her skirt was no-nonsense black.

    Surrender A Dream

  • Her shirtwaist was a soft, feminine shade of lavender, trimmed with lace, but her skirt was no-nonsense black.

    Surrender A Dream

  • Her shirtwaist was a soft, feminine shade of lavender, trimmed with lace, but her skirt was no-nonsense black.

    Surrender A Dream

  • Over the shirtwaist was a natty jacket, elbow-sleeved, and to the elbows she wore gloves of imitation suede.

    Chapter 2

  • It could never have been called a "shirtwaist," as Arethusa's plain garments of the same shape with their simple rows of tucking were named.

    The Heart of Arethusa

  • At the present time the designer has drawn his picture showing it as a pendent bag from the "shirtwaist," like the pouch of the bird pelican.

    As A Chinaman Saw Us Passages from his Letters to a Friend at Home

  • The shirtwaist was a woman’s garment with a mannish touch: a buttoned front.

    International Ladies Garment Workers Union.

  • Leaders of the labor union that organized the shirtwaist strike were so disturbed by the finery of the strikers that they attempted to impose a limit on the amount of money that each member of the union could spend on clothes.

    A Renegade History of the United States

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