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1A woman's loose upper garment resembling a shirt, typically with a collar, buttons, and sleeves.
- ‘Both men's and women's traditional costumes include a decorative broach used to fasten shirts and blouses.’
- ‘She then grabbed up the usual garments she always wore on the weekends, her white blouse with no sleeves and the red mini skirt.’
- ‘I then unbuttoned my sleeve buttons to the blouse and let that drop to the floor.’
- ‘In the north, the sleeves of the blouse are wide, with lace embroidery along the edges.’
- ‘An asymmetrical blouse, a drop-shoulder blouse with bat sleeves and a long skirt with an uneven border were among those displayed.’
- ‘Underneath her jacket she wore and off white silk button up blouse shirt that buttoned down just low enough to make my heart race.’
- ‘Christine undid the top three buttons of her blouse, pulling her collar back to reveal the nape of her neck, and looked at Bill expectantly.’
- ‘They don't stare at me in awkward silence when a button pops open on the upper part of my blouse.’
- ‘Without a second thought, I pulled on the white blouse and buttoned up my jeans.’
- ‘Raise your arm slightly, see if you can pull your shirt or blouse sleeve away from the underarm to let in a little air.’
- ‘Cap sleeves and a smock blouse look great with a waistcoat and teamed with a loose, lightweight scarf.’
- ‘Men wear a shirt over their batik, while women wear close-fitting blouses with tight sleeves over theirs.’
- ‘She threw herself on her bed and ripped her shoes off, pulling her black pants on over her jeans and trying to button her black blouse with one hand.’
- ‘She was dressed in a pale yellow blouse with a large collar and long sleeves buttoned at the wrists, and tight dark brown slacks.’
- ‘In the context of an interview with mainstream corporate America, it's best to cover your tattoos and piercings with long-sleeved shirts, blouses, collars, and such.’
- ‘She rolled up the sleeves to the blouse and blazer to just below her elbows.’
- ‘I wear khakis or black pants and pastel-colored long sleeve blouses.’
- ‘She touches the sleeve of my blouse and her hand lingers there for a moment, as if what she really wants is to play the material between her fingers.’
- ‘Hang as many items as you can on clothes hangers, beginning with the obvious things like dresses, dress shirts and blouses and hang the hangers on a clothes rod to dry.’
- ‘She buttoned up the blouse and slid the cardigan on over it.’
- 1.1 A loose linen or cotton garment of a type worn by peasants and manual workers, typically belted at the waist.
- ‘On such occasions, women will wear lacy white peasant blouses, black embroidered bodices, and white aprons.’
- ‘They both had blond, curly hair and were wearing skirts and peasant blouses.’
- ‘Vincent nodded respectfully and tried to wring out some of the water from his loose blouse.’
- ‘His blouses were peasant style with off-the-shoulder necklines and macrame detailing.’
- ‘Their normal every - day clothes began to shift into woollen trousers and linen blouses, clothes of varying colours.’
- ‘The woman's folk costume is either a loose white dress or an embroidered blouse with a full skirt, embroidered apron, and kerchief.’
- ‘It was no longer the cotton skirt and peasant blouse she had been wearing.’
- ‘In the winter, women would wear heavier blouses and skirts, shawls, and a cotton or woollen capuche on their heads to keep warm.’
- ‘The move to apply quotas to men's and boys' cotton T-shirts and underwear, mid-shirts, trousers, blouses and comb cotton yarn is welcome news to the industry.’
- ‘She favors nice but functional clothing in browns and creams - usually long skirts, peasant blouses and a bodice with a belt that holds several pouches.’
- ‘She held up a skirt, a loose blouse, and a vest-like object, as well as a pair of lace-up boots.’
- ‘In rural areas, women commonly wear a loincloth tied around the waist, and a blouse.’
- ‘Ainye entered the dining hall in a loose blouse and slacks, still wearing her heavy fighting boots.’
- ‘A woman in a peasant blouse dances by herself in among the children.’
- ‘She was dressed in a peasant's blouse and skirt, and her gaze was fixed on Monsieur Verdoux.’
- ‘A rosy-cheeked woman in a peasant blouse, her hair piled on top of her head, tells me she hit on a guy outside earlier that night.’
- ‘A short black skirt and white peasant blouse with loose, belled sleeves and low neckline soon followed.’
- ‘Women wear gathered skirts and blouses made of simple materials such as linen and cotton.’
- ‘A blouse made from a single rectangular piece of woolen cloth is fastened at one shoulder, but it is more common for women to wear cotton blouses.’
- ‘It may consist of a long, loose cotton skirt and short-sleeved cotton blouse, both brightly colored and embroidered.’
- 1.2 A type of jacket worn as part of military uniform.
- ‘The comparatively new uniform features jacket and blouse, and a trilby-style hat.’
- ‘Holly just smirked and slashed the blouse of the soldier's uniform and laughed.’
- ‘When shooting, a student sets up, usually laying his battle dress uniform blouse in the dirt, with his rucksack in front of him.’
- ‘Their uniform included a huge floppy beret, a short blouse, and putties.’
with object and adverbial Make (a garment) hang in loose folds.‘I bloused my trousers over my boots’no object ‘my dress bloused out above my waist’
- ‘If it's really hot they can go around without blousing their boots.’
- ‘Only a little more blousing of the shirt above the waistband is required to complete the concealment.’
Early 19th century (denoting a belted loose garment worn by peasants): from French, of unknown origin.
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