verb (used without object), bloused, blous·ing.
verb (used with object), bloused, blous·ing.
Origin of blouse
Examples from the Web for blouse
I care more about chopping trees down than buying you that Yohji Yamamoto blouse as a surprise.How Straight World Stole ‘Gay’: The Last Gasp of the ‘Lumbersexual’|Tim Teeman|November 12, 2014|DAILY BEAST
One worn over her head and showing her blouse means that she is not married and looking for a husband.Shining a Spotlight on Mexico’s Iconic Textile—the Rebozo|Liza Foreman|June 16, 2014|DAILY BEAST
I wasn't parading around to make a show of myself, I was trying to get my arm in my blouse to cover up.British Aristocrat and Friend Strip Topless In Airport Security Protest, Captured on CCTV|Tom Sykes|November 4, 2013|DAILY BEAST
And how many times did we see shots of her touring Marbella in that one-shouldered Jean-Paul Gaultier blouse?Vacation Primary: Why Republican Candidates Win the Summer|Michelle Cottle|July 3, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Weeks alleged Greenstein, among other inappropriate behavior, touched her breasts as he poured M&Ms into her blouse pocket.
The man drew a large leather purse from the pocket of his blouse, and answered, "I have money."Les Misrables|Victor Hugo
Then he would don his French workman's blouse and scribble for dear life.The History of "Punch"|M. H. Spielmann
Her fingers unhooked the snaps of the bra and dropped it to the floor beside the blouse.The Sex Life of the Gods|Michael Knerr
The blouse was very dainty and pretty, and unlike anything she could afford to buy for her only daughter.The Rebel of the School|Mrs. L. T. Meade
He gripped the lapel of his blouse, as if he would remove it and exchange for another.Triple Spies|Roy J. Snell
British Dictionary definitions for blouse
Word Origin for blouse
Word Origin and History for blouse
1828 (from 1822 as a French word in English), from French blouse, "workman's or peasant's smock" (1788), origin unknown. Perhaps akin to Provençal (lano) blouso "short (wool)" [Gamillscheg]. Another suggestion [Klein] is that it is from Medieval Latin pelusia, from Pelusium, a city in Upper Egypt, supposedly a clothing manufacturing center in the Middle Ages.
In Paris, a very slovenly, loose, drawn frock, with most capacious sleeves, had been introduced called a blouse. Some of our priestesses of the toilet seemed emulous of copying this deshabille, with some slight alterations, but we never wish to see it on the symmetrical form of a British lady. ["Summary of Fashion for 1822," in "Museum of Foreign Literature and Science," Jan.-June 1823]