dress shirt

noun

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 Blake appeared remotely via video conference from his Milwaukee hospital bed, wearing a dress shirt and tie. Frank Miles, Fox News, "Jacob Blake released from hospital, moved to rehab," 7 Oct. 2020 Biden was not wearing a wire during the debate — the video shows a crease in Biden’s dress shirt, which is accentuated by the bright TV lights. Daniel Funke, Detroit Free Press, "No, Joe Biden did not wear a wire during the first presidential debate," 30 Sep. 2020 Blake appeared remotely via video conference from his Milwaukee hospital bed, wearing a dress shirt and tie. Frank Miles, Fox News, "Jacob Blake released from hospital, moved to rehab," 7 Oct. 2020 In the shaky video, Joe Biden adjusts his dress shirt. Daniel Funke, Detroit Free Press, "No, Joe Biden did not wear a wire during the first presidential debate," 30 Sep. 2020 Also on sale is the AlfaTech Alfani gingham dress shirt, which drops from $50 to $8.96 for an impressive 82% markdown. Melissa Lee, USA TODAY, "Men's dress shirts are on sale from $6 at Macy's right now," 24 Sep. 2020 Blake appeared remotely via video conference from his Milwaukee hospital bed, wearing a dress shirt and tie. chicagotribune.com, "Jacob Blake says he’s in constant pain from Kenosha police shooting in video released on Twitter," 6 Sep. 2020 In the photo, Nash wears a white wedding gown with a long veil flowing behind her, while Betts dons a button-down dress shirt, pants, sneakers, vest and tie. Charles Trepany, USA TODAY, "Surprise! Niecy Nash reveals wedding to singer Jessica Betts and shares photo with fans," 31 Aug. 2020 Garrett is the crisp, white dress shirt that hangs neatly at the front of the closet. David Moore, Dallas News, "With a down-to-earth approach, Mike McCarthy is already earning the Cowboys’ ‘love’ and ‘trust’," 22 Aug. 2020

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First Known Use of dress shirt

1849, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of dress shirt was in 1849

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30 Oct 2020

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“Dress shirt.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dress%20shirt. Accessed 31 Oct. 2020.

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dress shirt

noun

English Language Learners Definition of dress shirt

US : 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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