Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A garment worn by women as a blouse front under a sweater or jacket.

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  • n. a dickey, notably made to resemble a vest and be worn under a coat
  • n. A small woman's vest.

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

From vest.

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From vest + -ee.

Examples

  • Simply made, with a square neck and a touch of ivory colored lace in the form of a vestee and at the bottom of the sleeves, it was the most becoming dress Rosemary had ever had.

    Rosemary

  • I'm going to make my next knitted vestee just like that. '

    Pipefuls

  • "I have 'em make a vestee," said Bean; "goes on with gold pins; adds dressiness, the man says."

    Bunker Bean

  • The Pitcher revealed a vestee, adjusted with gold pins.

    Bunker Bean

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