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PREFERRED TERM
smock  
BROADER CONCEPT
SCOPE NOTE
  • Refers to loose garments, generally garments that cover the upper body, the term being derived from an old English word for shirt or chemise. It can refer to loose, outer garments designed to protect more valuable attire from soil or paint. It can also refer to loose undergarments, which were often gathered or embroidered at the neck and sleeves and were originally intended to protect more valuable outer garments from perspiration and other bodily soil and fluids. (AAT)
IN OTHER LANGUAGES
hemd

Dutch

kiel
blouse de travail

French

sarrau
blouse
Kittel

German

smock

Greek

חלוק

Hebrew

grembiule

Italian

bata

Portuguese

avental
casaco camuflado de soldado
radnička bluza

Serbian

blusón

Spanish

särk

Swedish

URI
http://thesaurus.europeanafashion.eu/thesaurus/10096
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