muscle shirt


: a close-fitting usually sleeveless T-shirt

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web 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 Rafael Nadal, a 17-year-old swashbuckling Spaniard in a muscle shirt and capri pants bursts onto the tennis scene on Key Biscayne in 2004. Michelle Kaufman, miamiherald, 19 Mar. 2018 The suspect is described as a male, 5 feet 7 inches to 5 feet 9 inches tall, approximately 140 to 180 pounds and wearing a white muscle shirt. Dana Guthrie, Houston Chronicle, 24 Oct. 2017 See More

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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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Cite this Entry

“Muscle shirt.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 Dec. 2022.

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muscle shirt

: a close-fitting usually sleeveless T-shirt
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