Mae West

  1. an inflatable yellow or orange life jacket for emergency use, especially by sailors or by airplane pilots in flights over water.

Origin of Mae West

1935–40; after MaeWest, full-bosomed U.S. comic actress

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mae west

/ (meɪ) /

  1. slang an inflatable life jacket, esp as issued to the US armed forces for emergency use

Origin of mae west

C20: after Mae West, 1892–1980, American actress, renowned for her generous bust

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