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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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 The date, according to a digital time clock hung about the stage, is 20 June 2018, but the setting feels antiquated by the cast's muted, knee-length dresses, or trousers and dress shirts (by Bregje van Balen). Lauren Warnecke, chicagotribune.com, "Joffrey's North American premiere of 'Midsummer' is a 'Joy.' That’s its only problem.," 26 Apr. 2018 Taken from inside the car was a driver's license, Dodgers jersey, miscellaneous dress shirts, three bottles of men's cologne, currency, a Dell laptop and an Apple iPhone. latimes.com, "Crime Report: Whether locked or unlocked, cars parked outside of garages overnight targeted in spate of thefts," 11 Apr. 2018 Nearly two hours after the final game had ended, Wright stood some 50 yards away in the same hallway, his hair and blue dress shirt still damp from the celebratory Dasani shower his players had given him in the locker room. Dan Greene, SI.com, "Villanova's Dominance Proves the Power of a Well-Built Program," 3 Apr. 2018

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1849, in the meaning defined above

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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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