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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Lauren took polo shirts from the tennis courts to ubiquity, and infused urbane city dwellers’ closets with all manner of American workwear, from flight jackets to coveralls and carefully distressed denim. Christina Binkley, WSJ, "Ralph Lauren Wants People to Feel Good About Their Country," 7 Nov. 2018 Released on $250,000 bond, Stone emerged in the Florida sunshine in a polo shirt, jeans, and shackles. Lynn Yaeger, Vogue, "The Week in Washington: Trump’s Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day," 27 Jan. 2019 For one, the 2019 version of the low-rise jean suggests that there’s a way to participate in the trend without wearing yours with 42 henleys or polo shirts—nor do your pants need to be too tight and too flared. Anne T. Donahue, Glamour, "Low-Rise Jeans Are Coming Back—And That's OK," 18 Jan. 2019 Like Timothée Chalamet, this indie film darling has a sharp fashion sense, with a wardrobe that includes track pants, Perry Ellis polo shirts, trucker hats, and a couple of full runway looks from Dior Men. Brooke Bobb, Vogue, "These Are the 15 Stars That Will Be Inspiring Fashion Designers in 2019," 4 Jan. 2019 That runway show was a revisit of Lauren’s everlasting staples—classic prepster blazers, velvet column gowns, and polo shirts in fruit bowl colors. Steff Yotka, Vogue, "Ralph Lauren Teams with British Skate Brand Palace," 22 Oct. 2018 The pair wore matching blue polo shirts and khaki pants – and sported the same hairstyle. Lindsey Bever, The Seattle Times, "The touching gesture by George H.W. Bush that his Secret Service ‘family’ will never forget," 5 Dec. 2018 Performing at the Pitchfork Music Festival in Chicago over the weekend, the singer-songwriter wore a black cowboy hat and layered a boxy striped polo shirt atop the voluminous garment. Rachel Hahn, Vogue, "Only Lauryn Hill Could Make a Big Tulle Skirt and Cowboy Hat Work Together," 23 July 2018 The Gear & Cost His kit consists of Bermuda shorts, a polo shirt, knee-high socks, a cap for sun protection and Adidas Nemeziz Messi Tango 17.3 turf shoes ($80). Jen Murphy, WSJ, "The Sport Where You Kick a Hole in One," 27 Oct. 2018

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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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