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1. A woman's or child's loosely fitting shirt that extends to the waist or slightly below. See Note at greasy.
2. A loosely fitting garment resembling a long shirt, worn especially by European workmen.
3. The service coat or tunic worn by the members of some branches of the US armed forces.
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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