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1[attributive] (of a sleeve) having a deep armhole and a tight cuff.
- ‘The batwing sleeves and big hair are decidedly frumpy, and there are too many far-fetched storylines about murdered bodyguards and unfeeling in-laws.’
- ‘She wears a thick flowery hairband, several clashing necklaces and a quite revolting hairy purple cardigan with batwing sleeves.’
- ‘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.’
- 1.1(of a garment) having sleeves with deep armholes and tight cuffs.‘a batwing sweater’
- ‘Our batwing shirt is ruched at the shoulders bust and sides.’
- ‘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.’
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