shirt·​front ˈshərt-ˌfrənt How to pronounce shirtfront (audio)
: the front of a shirt
also : the part of a man's shirt not covered by a coat or vest

Examples of shirtfront in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Since the tomato sauce has been gathered and protected in the folds, Luciano recommends holding the pie out away from your shirtfront. Francesco Lastrucci, Smithsonian Magazine, 20 Feb. 2021 Buy a similar collared shirt or a dickey, a false shirtfront that's easy to layer. Georgina Kim, Glamour, 30 Jan. 2020

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Word History

First Known Use

1826, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of shirtfront was in 1826

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Cite this Entry

“Shirtfront.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Dec. 2023.

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