Henley

noun
Hen·​ley | \ ˈhen-lē How to pronounce Henley (audio) \
variants: or Henley shirt or less commonly henley or henley shirt

Definition of Henley

 (Entry 1 of 3)

: a lightweight pullover shirt with a ribbed collar and a vertical opening at the neck fastened by a line of buttons The black Henley shirt was strategically unbuttoned to reveal a chest full of bad-boy tattoos and a sizable gold medallion.— Liana Satenstein He's perched on a stool in a coffee shop in Hollywood wearing a Henley, a mildly whimsical hat, and a pervasively radiant sense of health.— Zach Baron But henleys also boast a feminine side. The women's shirts are often trimmed with lace, decorative buttons or ribbon.— Marilyn Johnson

Henley

biographical name
Hen·​ley | \ ˈhen-lē How to pronounce Henley (audio) \

Definition of Henley (Entry 2 of 3)

William Ernest 1849–1903 English editor and author

Henley

geographical name
Hen·​ley | \ ˈhen-lē How to pronounce Henley (audio) \
variants: or Henley on Thames

Definition of Henley (Entry 3 of 3)

town in Oxfordshire, southeast central England, west of London population 31,744

First Known Use of Henley

Noun

1889, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Henley

Noun

from Henley on Thames, England, site of the Henley Regatta, a rowing event (the shirt resembles shirts traditionally worn by rowers)

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“Henley.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Henley. Accessed 18 Sep. 2021.

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