polo shirt


Definition of polo shirt 

: a close-fitting pullover often knit shirt with short or long sleeves and turnover collar or banded neck

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Burkhard Fritz, singing his first-ever Siegfried, looked quite the overgrown child in his striped polo shirt and grubby shorts (the apt costumes are by Marie-Jeanne Lecca). Heidi Waleson, WSJ, "‘Siegfried’ Review: Far From Child’s Play," 6 Nov. 2018 Of this, nearly $3,000 was spent on those tactical pants along with polo shirts. Renae Reints, Fortune, "EPA Chief Scott Pruitt's Big Spending Listed All in One Place," 22 June 2018 And since music and style go hand-in-hand, the dress code included baggy jeans, trucker hats, and wearing two pastel-colored polo shirts with the collars popped. Lamar Dawson, GQ, "5 Subtle Grooming Flexes You Can Learn from John Legend," 27 Mar. 2018 Your wardrobe will be dressy casual attire, button downs, jeans, blazer (no tie), polo shirts fitted T-shirts with blazers, etc. Mary Caldwell, ajc, "Now casting: Taraji P. Henson film seeking extras," 8 June 2018 David Ballard of Reston, Va., has gotten a lot of mileage, literally, out of the oldest garment in his collection: a very 1970s polo shirt purchased in 1976. John Kelly, Washington Post, "Don we now our old apparel: Readers share stories of favorite garments," 30 May 2018 So is his father, who could easily be mistaken for an assistant coach with his Grizzlies polo shirt. J. Michael, Indianapolis Star, "Jaren Jackson Jr. sits in middle of Grizzlies' efforts to rebuild grit-and-grind identity," 11 July 2018 The thief is described as a heavyset man with a medium complexion, wearing a dark baseball cap, a polo shirt with horizontal stripes and long pants, detectives said. Wayne K. Roustan, Sun-Sentinel.com, "Have you seen these hospital car thieves caught on video?," 28 June 2018 On recent humid Saturday afternoon, Brochin sweated through his polo shirt while making his pitch to voters in Owings Mills. Pamela Wood, baltimoresun.com, "Democrat Jim Brochin says his run for Baltimore County executive touts 'people's message'," 8 June 2018

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First Known Use of polo shirt

1887, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of polo shirt was in 1887

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English Language Learners Definition of polo shirt

: a shirt with a collar and a few buttons at the neck that you put on by pulling over your head

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