Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A kind of loose jacket.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • In front of the aviation and regimental flags the young aviator stood by himself in his black vareuse, looking slight and pale, but upright, with eyes sparkling.

    Georges Guynemer

  • In front of the aviation and regimental flags the young aviator stood by himself in his black _vareuse_, looking slight and pale, but upright, with eyes sparkling.

    Georges Guynemer Knight of the Air

  • For the rest, he certainly enrolled himself as a National Guard, and I more than once caught sight of him wearing _képi_ and _vareuse_.

    My Days of Adventure The Fall of France, 1870-71

  • M. Laferté always wore his blouse -- except in the evening, and then he wore a brown woollen vareuse, or jersey; unless there were guests, when he wore his Sunday morning best.

    The Martian

  • Immediately he dragged me into a shop, bought a croix de guerre, pinned it on my vareuse, and hugged me before everybody.”

    Georges Guynemer

  • Immediately he dragged me into a shop, bought a _croix de guerre_, pinned it on my _vareuse_, and hugged me before everybody. "

    Georges Guynemer Knight of the Air

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  • To give some cachet to a jacket

    That otherwise simply would lack it

    You can, if you choose,

    Say it's a vareuse.

    It's a ruse of the high fashion racket.

    June 12, 2016