Mae West Definition
An inflatable life jacket for use as by aviators downed at sea.
Webster's New World
Other Word Forms of Mae West
Origin of Mae West
Named after the actress and sex symbol Mae West, who was well known during the war. The inflatable front was taken to be like her busty figure.
After Mae West the appearance of the inflated vest being humorously compared to the actress's large bust
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
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