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

Examples of dress shirt in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web One of the older male jurors has worn a dress shirt, slacks and a blazer each day, but most of them dress very casually. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 4 Nov. 2021 After removing his maroon tie and rolling up the sleeves of his dress shirt, Elder slid into the green booth next to De Wees for lunch with several other veterans from Veterans Outreach OC. Los Angeles Times, 11 Sep. 2021 Silvion Ramsundar walked slowly down a stairwell in Tower 2 of the World Trade Center, his white dress shirt covered in blood and soot, and his face barely visible beneath the ash that covered him. Diane Herbst, PEOPLE.com, 9 Sep. 2021 For the night out, the designer wore a dark, all-black ensemble, including a black coat, while Louis kept it simple in a black jacket and white dress shirt. Nicholas Rice, PEOPLE.com, 24 Sep. 2021 Bieber walked the red carpet with her husband, Justin Bieber, who wore an oversized black tuxedo with a white dress shirt and carried a black briefcase printed with a yellow smiley face. Quinci Legardye, Harper's BAZAAR, 14 Sep. 2021 In it, the King of Rock and Roll looks straight at the camera donning a red dress shirt. Selena Barrientos, Good Housekeeping, 22 Sep. 2021 Standing before a stove in a white dress shirt, tie and an apron, Tucci intently mixed the pasta and sauce, before stepping off camera in the spacious kitchen. Nicholas Rice, PEOPLE.com, 4 Oct. 2021 Zach Harrison sat down at a podium inside Lucas Oil Stadium wearing a black suit and white dress shirt complemented by a scarlet and gray tie. Stephen Means, cleveland, 1 Sep. 2021

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First Known Use of dress shirt

1849, in the meaning defined above

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24 Nov 2021

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“Dress shirt.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dress%20shirt. Accessed 27 Nov. 2021.

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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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