Definitions for mae west
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
an inflatable life jacket used esp. during World War II.
Origin of Mae West:
1935–40; after MaeWest , full-bosomed U.S. comic actress
West, Mae West(noun)
United States film actress (1892-1980)
Mae West, air jacket(noun)
an inflatable life jacket
Nickname for a type of life jacket used by Allied forces in World War II having an inflatable rubber bag on the chest of the wearer.
Origin: 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.