noun. a blouse with buttons down the front.
Example sentences of the word shirtwaist
1. Noun, singular or mass
The basic Brownie uniform of the 1960s was a short brown shirtwaist dress worn with a darker beanie, as illustrated by the Girl Scouts online uniform history.
In the mid-1950s, shirtwaist dresses became the rage, either with a full or pencil skirt.