dress shirt


Definition of dress shirt 

: a man's shirt especially for wear with evening dress broadly : a shirt suitable for wear with a necktie

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Julia Orayen emerged onstage in a tight white dress with a plunging neckline that revealed lots of cleavage, in sharp contrast to the button-up dress shirt and black suit donned by the lone female contender for the presidency, Josefina Vazquez. Fox News, "Mexico City bans use of attractive models during city events," 19 Aug. 2018 In a white dress shirt and a bow tie, the boy stood at the edge of the crime scene watching police before walking inside. Madeline Buckley, chicagotribune.com, "Man, 65, shot and killed in South Shore: 'You don’t want to come outside for awhile'," 19 May 2018 About 400 telecom-industry representatives from 176 companies—mostly men, some sporting backpacks and short-sleeve dress shirts—hashed out the new rules between cigarette breaks in smoking rooms. Stu Woo, WSJ, "China’s Huawei Is Determined to Lead the Way on 5G Despite U.S. Concerns," 30 Mar. 2018 Heatec, the Tennessee company that makes industrial heating equipment, put its eight salesmen in matching checked dress shirts with the company’s logo over the breast pocket. Houston Chronicle, "OTC Notebook: Do clothes make the sale?," 2 May 2018 For his part, Mr. Glancy of the Small Pocket Situation found a suitably capacious alternative in dress shirts from Charles Tyrwhitt, a Brooks Brothers rival. Jacob Gallagher, WSJ, "What to Do When Your Favorite Clothing Item Gets Discontinued," 4 June 2018 James donned a garnet jacket with black lapel and black dress shirt with a gold chain. Safid Deen, OrlandoSentinel.com, "NFL Draft: FSU's Derwin James determined to show Chargers were right to draft him at No. 17," 27 Apr. 2018 By Monday evening, Guzman had changed out of his yard clothes into a dress shirt and tie and told his family story to CNN. Avi Selk, courant.com, "'Rapist!' she yelled at a Hispanic man. 'She's quoting the president,' he thought.," 28 June 2018 The boys in the courtroom had on blue dress shirts and ties, hair neatly combed. Daniel González, azcentral, "'Do you want to go back to Guatemala?' Court gives glimpse into migrant family separations," 22 June 2018

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1849, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of dress shirt was in 1849

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English Language Learners Definition of dress shirt

: a man's shirt that is usually worn with a necktie

: a man's formal white shirt that is worn with a bow tie

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