Definition of shirt
1 : a garment for the upper part of the body: such asa : a cloth garment usually having a collar, sleeves, a front opening, and a tail long enough to be tucked inside trousers or a skirtb : undershirt
2 : all or a large part of one's money or resources lost his shirt on that business deal
shirtlessplay \-ləs\ adjective
Recent Examples of shirt from the Web
Ivanka Trump wore an oversize white shirt, untucked, and skinny jeans.
The shirts that the team are wearing refer to Nelson Mandela's prison number.(AP Photo/Schalk van Zuydam)
The man has wearing a gray baseball hat, gray T-shirt and blue jeans.
Soon, a shirt and some of Manzo’s pills for a heart condition were found in the area.
Dressed in a team polo shirt and jeans, the tall, athletic Dane arrived in 2012 to work at a private academy in Shanghai run by a former Danish national team player.
There's a black pocket square, graphic T-shirts, and even some very on-trend pins to stick on your favorite denim jacket or backpack.
During a recent campaign stop, business almost came to a standstill in Kigali after thousands of Kagame’s supporters turned up, waving placards and wearing T-shirts emblazoned with his face.
Parents and children should wear their bathing suits, and the first 300 children will receive a free swim shirt and breakfast (pediatricassociates.com/splashtowatersafety/).
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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
First Known Use: before 12th centurySee Words from the same year
SHIRT Defined for English Language Learners
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
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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