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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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  • Franks answer was to strip off his middy blouse, an action followed by Hank.

    Two Boys of the Battleship Frank V. Webster
  • She was wearing a middy blouse, and that made her look five years younger.

    The Wall Street Girl Frederick Orin Bartlett
  • She had just come home from High School and she wore a middy blouse and a short skirt and looked less than her years.

    Play the Game! Ruth Comfort Mitchell
  • But Peggy, joining them in middy blouse and bloomers, reassured her in an excited whisper.

    Keineth Jane D. Abbott
  • Elizabeth stood silently watching it, her sweet face, her dark hair and her middy blouse tinged with the glow of it.

    The Girl and Her Religion Margaret Slattery
  • Betty went in to get her middy blouse, and Bob pumped pail after pail of water and carried it to the barn.

  • Perhaps you would like a middy blouse later to wear with the skirt.

    Clothing and Health Helen Kinne
  • To her aunt's horror, Sarah unbuttoned the pocket of her middy blouse and pulled out a little dangling dark object.

    Rosemary Josephine Lawrence
  • Each one of them wore a dark blue serge skirt of ankle length and a middy blouse with a blue sailor collar.

    Madge Morton's Victory Amy D.V. Chalmers
  • I also noticed at supper that she swiped some bread and very adroitly concealed it in her middy blouse.

British Dictionary definitions for middy blouse

middy blouse

a blouse with a sailor collar, worn by women and children, esp formerly
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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