- A blouse is defined as a loose-fitting garment resembling a shirt that is usually worn by women, peasants or workers.
- A long-sleeved, collared button-down shirt is an example of a blouse.
- A loose-fitting cotton shirt worn by a worker in the fields on a farm that is belted at the waist is an example of a blouse.
- Blouse means to tug at or position a garment or article of clothing so it hangs in loose folds.
When you tug your dress out away from your body so that it hangs out loosely, this is an example of a time when you blouse the dress fabric.
A young woman in a pale colored blouse.Licensed from iStockPhoto
- a loose, smocklike outer garment of varying length, traditionally worn by certain European peasants and workmen
- a loose garment similar to a shirt, worn by women and children
- the coat or jacket of a service uniform or dress uniform of the armed forces
- a sailor's jumper
Origin: French (18th circa ) workman's smock ; from uncertain or unknown; perhaps
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- A woman's or child's loosely fitting shirt that extends to the waist or slightly below. See Regional Note at greasy.
- A loosely fitting garment resembling a long shirt, worn especially by European workmen.
- The service coat or tunic worn by the members of some branches of the U.S. armed forces.
Origin: French, possibly alteration (influenced by blousse, wool scraps, of Germanic origin) of obsolete French blaude, from Old French bliaut, probably of Germanic origin .