middy blouse

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noun

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.

Nearby words

  1. middling,
  2. middlingly,
  3. middlings,
  4. middx,
  5. middy,
  6. mideast,
  7. midengine,
  8. midfield,
  9. midfielder,
  10. midgard

Origin of middy blouse

First recorded in 1910–15

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Examples from the Web for 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

noun

a blouse with a sailor collar, worn by women and children, esp formerly
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