Definitions

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  • n. A woman's dress, the bodice of which is in the style of a shirt (with buttons down the front)

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

  • n. a blouse with buttons down the front

Etymologies

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Examples

  • Wearing makeup and her new shirtwaister dress, she drove to the castle.

    Death of a Scriptwriter

  • It was a conventional shirtwaister but of soft silk, with a swirling pattern of peacock greens, golds and blue.

    Death of a Scriptwriter

  • Today she is wearing a black shirtwaister from Rag & Bone, a sparkly cardigan from The Cross, pale grey tights and lace-up shoes from Kurt Geiger.

    Telegraph.co.uk - Telegraph online, Daily Telegraph and Sunday Telegraph

  • Jackets would have a tailored body with army-drill sleeves; a gray sweatshirt-material top would be worn over a rich brocade dirndl; a full-skirted shirtwaister would come in blue military fabric with a small turn-down collar unexpectedly embroidered with silver Indian thread.

    Style.com: Daily Fashion Show Pictures

  • The shirtwaister, although a rare breed, does exist; some of the most lovely are by S-Sung - heavy cotton, fitted tightly up top and often in oriental-inspired prints.

    The Guardian World News

  • Another favourite, a shirtwaister with colourful beading on the collar, suddenly looked terribly school marmy - and, well, a rather unflattering shade of mud.

    Home | Mail Online

  • Key pieces were white jersey dresses with waists circled by black ribbon, a white shirtwaister with bold brush strokes in black, ochre and violet, and a crumpled hand-painted linen skirt in graduated shades of indigo.

    Sawf News - Fashions

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