What is the difference between blouse and shirt?

blouse | shirt |


As nouns the difference between blouse and shirt

is that blouse is an outer garment, usually loose, that is similar to a shirt and reaches from the neck to the waist or below nowadays, in colloquial use, blouse refers almost always to a woman's shirt that buttons down the front while shirt is an article of clothing that is worn on the upper part of the body, and often has sleeves, either long or short, that cover the arms.

As verbs the difference between blouse and shirt

is that blouse is to hang a garment in loose folds while shirt is to cover or clothe with a shirt, or as if with a shirt.

blouse

English

(wikipedia blouse)

Noun

(en noun)
  • An outer garment, usually loose, that is similar to a shirt and reaches from the neck to the waist or below. Nowadays, in colloquial use, blouse refers almost always to a woman's shirt that buttons down the front.
  • (military) A loose-fitting uniform jacket.
  • Derived terms

    * deblouse

    Verb

    (blous)
  • To hang a garment in loose folds.
  • (military) To tuck one's pants/trousers (into one's boots).
  • * 1989 , Bernard C. Nalty, Strength for the Fight: A History of Black Americans in the Military , page 311
  • An anonymous black soldier summed up his feelings by declaring, "If I fail to blouse my boots, or [if I] wear an Afro, I get socked. "

    Antonyms

    * (military) unblouse

    Derived terms

    * unblouse

    Anagrams

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    shirt

    English

    (wikipedia shirt)

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • An article of clothing that is worn on the upper part of the body, and often has sleeves, either long or short, that cover the arms.
  • * Addison
  • Several persons in December had nothing over their shoulders but their shirts .
  • * Bishop Fisher
  • She had her shirts and girdles of hair.
  • * {{quote-news
  • , year=2012 , date=April 9 , author=Mandeep Sanghera , title=Tottenham 1 - 2 Norwich , work=BBC Sport citation , page= , passage=Holt was furious referee Michael Oliver refused to then award him a penalty after Ledley King appeared to pull his shirt and his anger was compounded when Spurs immediately levelled.}}
  • a member of the shirt-wearing team.
  • Derived terms

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    Verb

    (en verb)
  • To cover or clothe with a shirt, or as if with a shirt.
  • (Dryden)