Definition of batwing in English:



  • 1attributive (of a sleeve) having a deep armhole and a tight cuff.

    • ‘So might we see some Morningside matrons walking past The Canny Man pub swathed in 26 metres of silk with batwing sleeves?’
    • ‘The latter will be bound and faced with approximately 3 centimetre contrast bands on armholes and hemlines and will stand alongside 1980's influenced extravagant open split dolman / batwing sleeve dresses.’
    • ‘She wears a thick flowery hairband, several clashing necklaces and a quite revolting hairy purple cardigan with batwing sleeves.’
    • ‘The batwing sleeves and big hair are decidedly frumpy, and there are too many far-fetched storylines about murdered bodyguards and unfeeling in-laws.’
    1. 1.1 (of a garment) having sleeves with deep armholes and tight cuffs.
      ‘a batwing sweater’
      • ‘The batwing shirt is popular for its easy style and flattering fit.’
      • ‘But ponchos and capes are back in vogue too as well as oversize batwing or kimono jumpers, and they should give us all a bit of a break from the trim, belted look.’
      • ‘Our batwing shirt is ruched at the shoulders bust and sides.’