shirt·​front | \ ˈshərt-ˌfrənt How to pronounce shirtfront (audio) \

Definition of shirtfront

: the front of a shirt also : the part of a man's shirt not covered by 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, "Inside Naples’ World-Famous Pizza Culture," 20 Feb. 2021 Buy a similar collared shirt or a dickey, a false shirtfront that's easy to layer. Georgina Kim, Glamour, "9 Easy Ways to Add Preppy Style to Your Wardrobe," 30 Jan. 2020

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First Known Use of shirtfront

1838, in the meaning defined above

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“Shirtfront.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 May. 2021.

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