polo shirt


Definition of polo shirt

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

Examples of polo shirt in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web He is described as a Hispanic man in his 30s who has dark hair and was wearing a blue polo shirt and black shorts at the time of the incident. Dana Hedgpeth, Washington Post, "Man fatally shot at the Diva Lounge in Falls Church," 11 Sep. 2020 But Danny O’Connor, the Franklin County recorder who in 2018 campaigned for Congress in the Columbus suburbs wearing an Ohio State polo shirt, saw things differently. Nick Corasaniti, BostonGlobe.com, "Ohio State Football Is Canceled. Will Trump Take the Hit?," 13 Aug. 2020 The company has long claimed credit for inventing the button-down polo shirt around 1900. Nathan Bomey, USA TODAY, "Store closings, bankruptcy cases pile up for business wear retailers during COVID-19: Are dress clothes gone for good?," 7 Aug. 2020 Vidal, who is sixteen, was wearing an orange polo shirt with the restaurant logo. Alexis Okeowo, The New Yorker, "The Uncertainties Facing New York City’s Young Essential Workers," 3 Aug. 2020 He was last seen wearing khaki pants, a gray polo shirt and glasses. Dana Branham, Dallas News, "Missing 85-year-old man found safe, Duncanville police say," 12 July 2020 Dressed in casual clothing for an appointment, Prince Harry wore a gray polo shirt with blue jeans. Harper's Bazaar Staff, Harper's BAZAAR, "Meghan Markle and Prince Harry's Beverly Hills Style Is Surprisingly Casual," 12 July 2020 Brooks Brothers introduced the button-down polo shirt in 1896 and later became known for its high-end men's clothing, including suits and ties. Nathan Bomey, USA TODAY, "Brooks Brothers store closings planned: Retailer files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection," 9 July 2020 In 1896, the retailer invented the original button-down polo shirt and has offered many other first of its kind clothing, including the madras prints and the chunky shetland sweater. Jordan Valinsky, CNN, "Brooks Brothers, the sharp-dressed retailer hurt by work-from-home casual wear, files for bankruptcy," 8 July 2020

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First Known Use of polo shirt

1887, in the meaning defined above

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16 Sep 2020

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“Polo shirt.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/polo%20shirt. Accessed 20 Sep. 2020.

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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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