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shirt

noun \ˈshərt\

: a piece of clothing for the upper body that has sleeves and usually a collar and buttons down the front

Full Definition of SHIRT

1
:  a garment for the upper part of the body: as
a :  a cloth garment usually having a collar, sleeves, a front opening, and a tail long enough to be tucked inside trousers or a skirt
b :  undershirt
2
:  all or a large part of one's money or resources <lost his shirt on that business deal>
shirt·less \-ləs\ adjective

Origin of SHIRT

Middle English shirte, from Old English scyrte; akin to Old Norse skyrta shirt, Old English scort short
First Known Use: before 12th century
SHIRTLESS Defined for Kids

shirt

noun \ˈshərt\

Definition of SHIRT for Kids

:  a piece of clothing for the upper part of the body usually with sleeves and often a collar

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