shirt

noun \ ˈshərt \
Updated on: 11 Sep 2017

Definition of shirt

1 :a garment for the upper part of the body: such as
a :a cloth garment usually having a collar, sleeves, a front opening, and a tail long enough to be tucked inside trousers or a skirt
2 :all or a large part of one's money or resources
  • lost his shirt on that business deal

shirtless

play \ˈshərt-ləs\ adjective

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Origin and Etymology of shirt

Middle English shirte, from Old English scyrte; akin to Old Norse skyrta shirt, Old English scort short



SHIRT Defined for English Language Learners

shirt

noun

Definition of shirt for English Language Learners

  • : a piece of clothing for the upper body that has sleeves and usually a collar and buttons down the front


SHIRT Defined for Kids

shirt

noun \ ˈshərt \

Definition of shirt for Students

:a piece of clothing for the upper part of the body usually with sleeves and often a collar


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