[ shurt-weyst ]
/ ˈʃɜrtˌweɪst /


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.


How Hip Is Your Lingo? Take Our Slang Quiz!
If you aren’t already skilled in slang, then this quiz can get you up to speed in no time!
Question 1 of 11
OK Boomer can be perceived as pejorative, but it is mostly considered to be _____

Origin of shirtwaist

First recorded in 1875–80; shirt + waist Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

Example sentences from the Web for shirtwaist