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middy blouse

noun
1.
any of various loose blouses with a sailor collar, often extending below the waistline to terminate in a broad band or fold, as worn by sailors, women, or children.
Origin of middy blouse
1910-1915
First recorded in 1910-15
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  • She was wearing a middy blouse, and that made her look five years younger.

    The Wall Street Girl Frederick Orin Bartlett
  • You can also make a middy blouse and a skirt to wear with them, so as to have the whole outfit.

    Clothing and Health Helen Kinne
  • Perhaps you would like a middy blouse later to wear with the skirt.

    Clothing and Health Helen Kinne
  • Carol drew the collar of her middy blouse over her bare throat.

    Main Street Sinclair Lewis
  • His hands were clamped upon the thin shoulders of the girl in the middy blouse, but he twisted his head to speak to Jane.

    Jane Journeys On Ruth Comfort Mitchell
  • In her packing she came across the stick of cold cream, still in the pocket of the middy blouse.

    Love Stories Mary Roberts Rinehart
  • Franks answer was to strip off his middy blouse, an action followed by Hank.

    Two Boys of the Battleship Frank V. Webster
  • Once in her room Madge took the little key from the pocket of her middy blouse and laid it on her dressing table.

    Madge Morton's Secret

    Amy D. V. Chalmers
  • But Peggy, joining them in middy blouse and bloomers, reassured her in an excited whisper.

    Keineth Jane D. Abbott
  • Betty went in to get her middy blouse, and Bob pumped pail after pail of water and carried it to the barn.

British Dictionary definitions for middy blouse

middy blouse

noun
1.
a blouse with a sailor collar, worn by women and children, esp formerly
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