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
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Historical Examples of middy blouse

  • The thing was shaped like a middy-blouse, only a little longer and it had a hood attached.

    Triple Spies

    Roy J. Snell

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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