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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He is described as a white male who is 4 feet tall, 50 pounds, with blond hair and blue eyes, and he was last seen wearing a blue polo shirt, tan shorts and tan shoes. Tom Steele, Dallas News, "Amber Alert: 6-year-old Waxahachie boy is believed to be with non-custodial parent," 23 Aug. 2019 Messina wore a polo shirt, revealing a tattoo on each arm: a hashtag on the right, a Burning Man logo on the left. Andrew Marantz, The New Yorker, "Silicon Valley’s Crisis of Conscience," 19 Aug. 2019 People who donate platelets will receive a custom polo shirt in addition to their appreciation T-shirt. Houston Chronicle, "Fort Bend-area calendar of events," 12 Aug. 2019 In the family vacation photo, George wears a dark green polo shirt and looks more like his dad, as his hair lightens. Maria Puente, USA TODAY, "So handsome! Prince George flashes toothy grin in new photos marking his sixth birthday," 21 July 2019 In one, George can be seen wearing a smart green polo shirt. Amy Mackelden, Harper's BAZAAR, "How Prince George's Sixth Birthday Portraits Compare to Previous Years," 21 July 2019 Tuck your polo shirts into your pleated shorts, clip your cellphone to your belt and get ready to march: The straight pride parade just got closer to reality. Alex Horton, Washington Post, "It started as trolling, but a ‘straight pride parade’ may actually be coming to Boston," 28 June 2019 Two editions of Lacoste’s Save Our Species polo shirts, which replace the iconic alligator with one of 10 threatened species, sold out in under 24 hours, with all proceeds going to the International Union for Conservation of Nature. Chloe Malle, WSJ, "How One Nonprofit Is Using Venture-Capital Tactics to Help Save Africa’s Last 20,000 Wild Lions," 28 June 2019 The former France international has now touched down in Florence, adorned in a La Viola polo shirt and holding aloft a club scarf, as revealed by the Seria A side on their official Twitter account. SI.com, "Fiorentina Confirm Franck Ribery's Arrival at the Club Ahead of Two-Year Deal," 21 Aug. 2019

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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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