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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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 Wiggins, who was last seen wearing a black polo shirt and jeans, was identified from surveillance video and information collected at the scene, Niland said. Ray Sanchez, CNN, "Manhunt is underway for 2nd suspect in Tennessee deputy's fatal shooting," 31 May 2018 The Emert ad mimics the details of that ad in numerous ways, including the orange polo shirts that both men wear. John Wagner, Washington Post, "A Republican candidate for Congress in Tennessee literally builds a wall in his ad," 6 July 2018 Meghan wore a simple white shirt, with a pair of jeans, while Harry wore a black polo shirt. Amy Mackelden, Harper's BAZAAR, "Meghan Markle and Prince Harry's Wedding Rehearsal Look Will Remind You of Their First Appearance," 17 May 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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