shirtwaist

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shirt +‎ waist

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shirtwaist (plural shirtwaists)

  1. (US) A woman's tailored blouse, buttoned down the front.
    • 1926, F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby, Penguin 2000, p. 109:
      The straw seats of the car hovered on the edge of combustion; the woman next to me perspired delicately for a while into her white shirtwaist […].

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