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 The senator was accompanied by a Spanish-speaking man wearing a black polo shirt with the name and logo of The Ritz-Carlton hotel chain. Steve Peoples And Jake Bleiberg, The Christian Science Monitor, "Ted Cruz's very brief trip to Cancun," 19 Feb. 2021 The senator was accompanied by a Spanish-speaking man wearing a black polo shirt with the name and logo of The Ritz-Carlton hotel chain. Time, "Texas Sen. Ted Cruz Under Bipartisan Fire for Trip to Cancun as His State Suffered Power Outages and Bitter Cold," 19 Feb. 2021 He was last seen wearing a navy blue polo shirt, a blue jacket, dark pants and black shoes. Tom Steele, Dallas News, "Missing elderly man was driving to Costco in Plano, police say," 23 Feb. 2021 The Duke of Sussex wears a khaki polo shirt and matching baseball cap in the photographs, with blue straight-cut jeans and New Balance sneakers. Emily Dixon, Marie Claire, "Prince Harry Was Spotted Quietly Volunteering With a Veterans' Charity," 18 Nov. 2020 Wearing a polo shirt featuring a U.S. flag and the Lincoln Memorial, Terry Rapoza, a leader in the State of Jefferson movement, turned to the crowd, most of whom stood because the seats had been removed. Anchorage Daily News, "A day before Capitol attack, pro-Trump crowd stormed meeting, threatened officials in rural California," 11 Jan. 2021 Meanwhile, her culinary beau wore a blue blazer, with a black polo shirt and black pants. Amy Mackelden, Harper's BAZAAR, "Katie Holmes Rocks Red Tartan Pants and Chunky Black Boots on Her 42nd Birthday," 19 Dec. 2020 On the morning of her second chemo infusion, Lin stepped out for a walk in Puma trainers, Bermuda shorts and a blue polo shirt, her chin-length hair tucked behind her ears. Andrea Castillo, Los Angeles Times, "COVID stopped her parents from returning to China. Now her mom has cancer," 19 Dec. 2020 Her polo shirt bore the insignia of the Florida Department of Children and Families. USA Today, "Her memory of the midnight attack was muddled, but her battered body bore the story.," 17 Dec. 2020

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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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21 Mar 2021

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“Polo shirt.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/polo%20shirt. Accessed 20 Apr. 2021.

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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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