A blouse is defined as a loose-fitting garment resembling a shirt that is usually worn by women, peasants or workers.(noun)
Blouse means to tug at or position a garment or article of clothing so it hangs in loose folds.(verb)
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.
See blouse in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: Fr, (18th c.) workman's smock < ?
See blouse in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: , possibly alteration (influenced by blousse, wool scraps, of Germanic origin)
Origin: of obsolete French blaude
Origin: , from Old French bliaut
Origin: , probably of Germanic origin.
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