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—n., v., bloused, blous•ing.
1. a usually lightweight, loose-fitting garment for women and children, covering the body from the neck or shoulders more or less to the waistline, with or without a collar and sleeves, worn inside or outside a skirt, slacks, etc.
2. a single-breasted, semifitted military jacket.
3. a loose outer garment, reaching to the hip or thigh, or below the knee, and sometimes belted. Cf. smock frock.
to puff out in a drooping fullness, as a blouse above a fitted waistband.
to dispose the material of a garment in loose folds, as trouser legs over the tops of boots.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.