Pronunciation: (shûrt'wāst"), [key]
1. a tailored blouse or shirt worn by women.
2. Also called shirt-dress, shirt'waist" dress", shirt'waist"er. a dress with a bodice and a front opening tailored like those of a dress shirt.
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