over·​shirt | \ ˈō-vər-ˌshərt How to pronounce overshirt (audio) \

Definition of overshirt

: a shirt usually worn over another shirt without being tucked in

Examples of overshirt in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web These days, a linen shirt isn’t just restricted to being a summer vacation item: a linen-blend overshirt can serve as a lightweight jacket for dinners on a temperate Mediterranean evening, or as a layering piece throughout the colder months too. Liam Hess, Vogue, 24 Apr. 2021 It’s not only a great, modern option for a pilates class but also serves as a perfect base for an everyday outfit when paired with a button-up overshirt or a chunky spring knit. Tonne Goodman, Vogue, 23 Apr. 2021 An elevated riff on a traditional workwear silhouette, the MIRMANDE overshirt jacket in night blue is a versatile layer that can be worn over T-shirts and knits in the warmer months or under heavier coats come winter. Robb Report Studio, Robb Report, 16 Apr. 2021 The floral jacquard print of this hybrid jacket-overshirt from Woolrich was, no kidding, inspired by a mid century fabric likely used for a sofa from the company’s archives. Andrew Nelson, WSJ, 27 Mar. 2021 There’s a lot to love about this Asos Design overshirt. Kiana Murden, CNN Underscored, 21 Dec. 2020 For the outing, Katie wore black pants, a black crop tank top, a jean overshirt, white sneakers, and because our queen cares about the health of others: a black face mask. Bianca Rodriguez, Marie Claire, 11 Nov. 2020 Oswaldo Vidal Martín always wears the same thing to court: a striped overshirt, its wide collar and cuffs woven with geometric patterns and flowers. Rachel Nolan, The New Yorker, 30 Dec. 2019 The logo of the migrant farmers, whose flag featured an Aztec eagle, was featured across overshirts and T-shirts. Washington Post, 20 June 2019

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First Known Use of overshirt

1805, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of overshirt was in 1805

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2 Jun 2021

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“Overshirt.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/overshirt. Accessed 16 Jun. 2021.

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