blouse (blous, blouz)
1. A loosely fitting shirt that extends to the waist or slightly below, worn especially by women or children. See Note at greasy.
2. A loosely fitting garment resembling a long shirt, historically worn by European workmen.
3. A coat or tunic worn as part of a military uniform.
intr. & tr.v. bloused, blous·ing, blous·es
To hang or cause to hang loosely and fully.
[French, possibly alteration (influenced by blousse, wool scraps, of Germanic origin) of obsolete French blaude, from Old French bliaut, probably of Germanic origin .]
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