variants or less commonly
: a collarless short-sleeved or sleeveless usually cotton undershirt
also : an outer shirt of similar design
T-shirted adjective

Examples of T-shirt in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Chains, rings, and bracelets have the power to bring a look together, making your T-shirts, jeans, and button-downs feel a little more lived-in. Jake Henry Smith, Glamour, 4 Apr. 2024 The passengers have shed their INAUGURAL CRUISE T-shirts and are now starting to evince political opinions. Gary Shteyngart, The Atlantic, 4 Apr. 2024 The Houston rager used his creative vision to blend the worlds of collegiate sports with streetwear for a merchandise run that includes snapback hats, hoodies, T-shirts, shorts, sweatpants, crewnecks and backpacks. Michael Saponara, Billboard, 4 Apr. 2024 Eclipse scams can involve fake glasses, hotel scams Everything is bigger about this eclipse in 2024, including a need for anything eclipse related from special treats to T-shirts. Susan Tompor, Detroit Free Press, 2 Apr. 2024 The cardigan features an extended length ideal for layering with your favorite T-shirt, while the buttons give it a polished look. Katrina Cossey, Parents, 1 Apr. 2024 Barefoot, in shorts and a T-shirt, Kopenawa had wooden plugs in his earlobes and a stick in his hand. Jon Lee Anderson, The New Yorker, 1 Apr. 2024 Also, as part of its spring and summer collection, Palm Angels is selling T-shirts, sweatshirts, hoodies, socks and sweatpants for kids (ranges from $65 to $365) featuring the artwork of Keith Haring. The Editors, Los Angeles Times, 1 Apr. 2024 Whether dressed up with a blouse and heels or paired with sneakers and a T-shirt, wide-leg trousers are one of the few pants styles that are breathable enough to keep you comfortable in warm weather while still looking incredibly polished. Averi Baudler, Peoplemag, 31 Mar. 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

1920, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of T-shirt was in 1920

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Cite this Entry

“T-shirt.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Apr. 2024.

Kids Definition


variants also tee shirt
: a cotton undershirt with short sleeves and no collar
: a jersey outer shirt designed like a T-shirt
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