shirtwaist

[ shurt-weyst ]
/ ˈʃɜrtˌweɪst /

noun

a tailored blouse or shirt worn by women.
Also called shirt-dress, shirtwaist dress, shirt·waist·er. a dress with a bodice and a front opening tailored like those of a dress shirt.

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Origin of shirtwaist

First recorded in 1875–80; shirt + waist
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