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 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, "A Translation Crisis at the Border," 30 Dec. 2019 The logo of the migrant farmers, whose flag featured an Aztec eagle, was featured across overshirts and T-shirts. Washington Post, "Sheer spectacle: Paris is the real star of menswear shows," 20 June 2019 Lumberjacks and the hipster bartenders who ape their style have long favored Pendleton’s flannel overshirts. Jacob Gallagher, WSJ, "When It’s Super-Hot, This is Your Workwear Solution," 21 June 2018 And where a Pendleton overshirt skimps on storage, a modern shacket resembles a backpack with armholes. Jacob Gallagher, WSJ, "When It’s Super-Hot, This is Your Workwear Solution," 21 June 2018

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First Known Use of overshirt

1805, in the meaning defined above

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“Overshirt.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/overshirt. Accessed 8 Jul. 2020.

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