What does blouse mean?

Definitions for blouse
blaʊs, blaʊzblouse

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. blousenoun

    a top worn by women


  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.

  2. blousenoun

    A loose-fitting uniform jacket.

  3. blouseverb

    To hang a garment in loose folds.

  4. blouseverb

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

  5. 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.


  1. blouse

    A blouse is a type of upper garment commonly worn by women and girls, typically loose-fitting and covering from the shoulders to the waist or hips. It often features elements such as collars, sleeves, and buttons or other fastenings, and is often designed to be worn with skirts, pants or any lower garment. It can be made from a variety of materials like cotton, silk, chiffon, or linen.

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


  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.]

Surnames Frequency by Census Records


    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Blouse is ranked #69170 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Blouse surname appeared 284 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Blouse.

    97.1% or 276 total occurrences were White.
    1.7% or 5 total occurrences were Black.

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Anagrams for blouse »

  1. boules

  2. obelus

  3. besoul

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  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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