[ blou-son, -zon, bloo-zohn, bloo-zon ]
/ ˈblaʊ sɒn, -zɒn, bluˈzoʊn, ˈblu zɒn /
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a woman's outer garment having a drawstring, belt, or similar closing, at or below the waist, which causes it to blouse.
of or relating to such a garment, the style it exemplifies, or something considered to resemble this style, as a hairdo: a blouson dress; the blouson effect; a blouson bob.
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Origin of blouson
1900–05; <French, equivalent to blouseblouse + -on noun suffix
Words nearby blouson
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British Dictionary definitions for blouson
/ (ˈbluːzɒn) /
a short jacket or top having the shape of a blouse
Word Origin for blouson
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