muscle shirt


: a close-fitting usually sleeveless T-shirt

Examples of muscle shirt in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Converse sneakers, navy blue utility pants, and a white No Doubt muscle shirt with red bra straps peeking out. Althea Legaspi, Rolling Stone, 14 Apr. 2024 In his sleeveless muscle shirt, Shelton came out smacking his high-rate lefty serves. Howard Fendrich, Chicago Tribune, 8 Sep. 2023 Chicken mask, muscle shirt and a crown or tiara. Lucas Aulbach, The Courier-Journal, 30 Oct. 2020 An undercover detective spotted a Black man wearing black shorts and a white muscle shirt running several blocks south of the bank when offices initially arrived on scene, according to the press release. Garfield Hylton, Orlando Sentinel, 6 Mar. 2023 The muscle shirt is just one of several outlandish and expertly curated outfits worn by Williams over the years. Leah Dolan, CNN, 26 May 2022 For all these reasons, raiding the household toolbox for the adjustable wrench and figuring out how to remove your kickstand is a rite of passage, as time-honored as taking scissors to sleeves and making your first muscle shirt. Eben Weiss, Outside Online, 16 Nov. 2021 According to Barnes, McGee was last seen wearing a muscle shirt. William Sanders, Arkansas Online, 11 Apr. 2021 Five days after the decision, Strangio tweeted a picture of himself wearing a black muscle shirt, a pink headband, and an upturned ponytail held in place by a pink hair tie. Masha Gessen, The New Yorker, 12 Oct. 2020

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Word History

First Known Use

1955, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of muscle shirt was in 1955

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“Muscle shirt.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 May. 2024.

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muscle shirt

: a close-fitting usually sleeveless T-shirt
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