middy blouse

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middy blouse (plural middy blouses)

  1. A blouse with a sailor collar, as worn by women and children.
    • 1971, Angela Carter, ‘Once More into the Mangle’, in Shaking a Leg, Vintage 2013, p. 300:
      Schoolgirls are a perennial bloom in Japanese erotology, because of their distinctive uniforms, middy blouses, pleated skirts and black stockings, clearly designed by Colette's first husband.