One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1A decorative piece of material showing at the neckline of a woman's dress or blouse, especially one intended to seem part of another garment worn underneath.‘an old-fashioned dress with an elaborate lace vestee’
- ‘Made by Demoline at a cost of $400 each, the uniforms will come with two vestees for changing the band's look as needed, according to Mr. Kenneth Bodiford, director.’
- ‘These parades are very attractive - there are Rottweilers dancing to the country music in stylish disguises in front of its owner, vital grannies skipping with their mongrels, funky girls in funky-disco uniforms with their funky ridgebacks or ladies in costumes and vestees with their cheery border collies or the disabled with their assistants.’
- 1.1 A piece of clothing, designed to be worn under a jacket, that simulates the front of a waistcoat or similar garment.
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