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middy blouse

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
First recorded in 1910-15 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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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

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