blouse

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English[edit]

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A blouse

Etymology[edit]

1828, from French blouse(a workman's or peasant's smock), of obscure origin. Three theories include:

More at blee, fold.

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Noun[edit]

blouse ‎(plural blouses)

  1. (fashion, obsolete) A shirt, typically loose and reaching from the neck to the waist.
  2. (fashion) A shirt for women, particularly a shirt with buttons; a dress shirt tailored for women.
  3. (military fashion) A loose-fitting uniform jacket.

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  • bodice (also used for undershirts)

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Verb[edit]

blouse ‎(third-person singular simple present blouses, present participle blousing, simple past and past participle bloused)

  1. To hang a garment in loose folds.
  2. (military) To tuck one's pants/trousers (into one's boots).
    • 1989, Bernard C. Nalty, Strength for the Fight: A History of Black Americans in the Military, page 311
      An anonymous black soldier summed up his feelings by declaring, "If I fail to blouse my boots, or [if I] wear an Afro, I get socked. [] "

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Dutch[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: blou‧se

Noun[edit]

blouse f ‎(plural blouses, diminutive blouseje n)

  1. Alternative spelling of bloes

French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

1788, of obscure origin. Three theories include:

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blouse f ‎(plural blouses)

  1. uniform or coat with buttons down the front
    blouse d'hôpital — hospital gown

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blouse

  1. first-person singular present indicative of blouser
  2. third-person singular present indicative of blouser
  3. first-person singular present subjunctive of blouser
  4. first-person singular present subjunctive of blouser
  5. second-person singular imperative of blouser

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Etymology[edit]

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Noun[edit]

blouse f ‎(plural blouses)

  1. (Jersey) smock

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