[ shurt-weyst ]
/ ˈʃɜrtˌweɪst /
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a tailored blouse or shirt worn by women.
Also called shirt-dress, shirtwaist dress, shirtwaister. a dress with a bodice and a front opening tailored like those of a dress shirt.
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How to use shirtwaist in a sentence
The soubrette had a lank young body neatly attired in a store suit and shirt-waist.Ancestors|Gertrude Atherton
Through the vista of trees the pink shirt-waist of the pretty stenographer glimmered like a rose blooming in the wilderness.
After I had strolled in a complete circle I found myself within three feet of a pink shirt-waist.
In the 1909 strike of the New York shirt-waist makers, all the nationalities responded to the union ideal save the Italian girls.The Old World in the New|Edward Alsworth Ross
Maggie's dress was just the ordinary shirt-waist and skirt that the shopgirl and her sisters wear; Hunt had ordered it so.Children of the Whirlwind|Leroy Scott