over·​shirt ˈō-vər-ˌshərt How to pronounce overshirt (audio)
: a shirt usually worn over another shirt without being tucked in

Examples of overshirt in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Overcoats lead the pack with a price starting at $1,500, while overshirts, trousers, and sport jackets begin at $500, $550 and $1,200, respectively. Eric Twardzik, Robb Report, 27 Mar. 2024 What’s the fine line between an overshirt and a shirt that’s just big enough to be worn above another? Eric Twardzik, Robb Report, 23 Feb. 2024 Mix and match a silk slip skirt with Chelsea boots and a turtleneck sweater or fleece overshirt for a shopping day in London. Lane Nieset, Travel + Leisure, 2 Dec. 2023 The dress code violators for this season include a wool flannel overshirt, a plaid balmacaan coat, and a tiger camo jungle jacket with matching fatigues. Eric Twardzik, Robb Report, 5 Dec. 2023 For the outing, Ratajkowski, 32, wore a brown overshirt, a matching up, baggy black trousers, black heels and a gold choker. Brenton Blanchet, Peoplemag, 26 Nov. 2023 For those chillier days, the line’s outerwear includes a virgin wool and cashmere coat in brown, plus a suede shearling bomber jacket and a water-resistant cashmere overshirt for men. Demetrius Simms, Robb Report, 17 Oct. 2023 The Frankie Shop’s overshirt with a matching maxiskirt from Rag & Bone fits the bill—and in an affordable way. Laura Jackson, Vogue, 20 Sep. 2023 The hair is mussed, faces are bare of makeup, their off-duty wardrobe consists of white tees, denim overshirts, jeans, and loose-fitting trousers. Taylor Glasby, Rolling Stone, 6 Oct. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1805, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of overshirt was in 1805

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“Overshirt.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/overshirt. Accessed 18 Jun. 2024.

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