What does blouse mean?

Definitions for blouse
blaʊs, blaʊzblouse

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. blousenoun

    a top worn by women

Wiktionary

  1. blousenoun

    An outer garment, usually loose, that is similar to a shirt and reaches from the neck to the waist or below. Nowadays, in colloquial use, blouse refers almost always to a woman's shirt that buttons down the front.

    Etymology: 1828, from blouse, of obscure origin. Perhaps from blousse, from lano blouso, from blous, of origin, from bloz "naked, bare" ( bloß "bare"), or a conflation of the aforementioned and bliaud, from bliau, also of origin, from *, from "coloured, bright" + . More at blee, fold.

  2. blousenoun

    A loose-fitting uniform jacket.

    Etymology: 1828, from blouse, of obscure origin. Perhaps from blousse, from lano blouso, from blous, of origin, from bloz "naked, bare" ( bloß "bare"), or a conflation of the aforementioned and bliaud, from bliau, also of origin, from *, from "coloured, bright" + . More at blee, fold.

  3. blouseverb

    To hang a garment in loose folds.

    Etymology: 1828, from blouse, of obscure origin. Perhaps from blousse, from lano blouso, from blous, of origin, from bloz "naked, bare" ( bloß "bare"), or a conflation of the aforementioned and bliaud, from bliau, also of origin, from *, from "coloured, bright" + . More at blee, fold.

  4. blouseverb

    To tuck one's pants/trousers (into one's boots).

    Etymology: 1828, from blouse, of obscure origin. Perhaps from blousse, from lano blouso, from blous, of origin, from bloz "naked, bare" ( bloß "bare"), or a conflation of the aforementioned and bliaud, from bliau, also of origin, from *, from "coloured, bright" + . More at blee, fold.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Blousenoun

    a light, loose over-garment, like a smock frock, worn especially by workingmen in France; also, a loose coat of any material, as the undress uniform coat of the United States army

Freebase

  1. Blouse

    A blouse is a loose-fitting upper garment that was formerly worn by workmen, peasants, artists, women and children. It is typically gathered at the waist so that it hangs loosely over the wearer's body. Today, the word most commonly refers to a woman's shirt but can also refer to a man's shirt if it is a loose-fitting style. Traditionally, the term has been used to refer to a shirt which blouses out or has an unmistakably feminine appearance. The term is also used for some men's military uniform jackets.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Blouse

    blowz, n. a loose sack-like outer garment, somewhat like the English smock-frock. [Fr.]

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  1. boules

  2. obelus

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of blouse in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of blouse in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of blouse in a Sentence

  1. Police Department/FOX:

    I started scratching her face and everything and grabbed her blouse, and I held on real tight to her blouse and I wasn't going to let her go.

  2. Catholic University of America:

    All of the dresses have certain verifiable characteristics, including, for example, a' secret pocket' on the right side of the pinafore skirt for Dorothy's handkerchief,' Judy Garland' written by hand in a script specific to a single person who labeled all of the extant dresses in the same hand. Apparently, the thin material of the blouse was prone to tearing when Judy Garland as Dorothy took it off after filming, and a seamstress often repaired it before Judy Garland as Dorothy donned it for the next shoot.

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