shirt·​ing | \ ˈshər-tiŋ How to pronounce shirting (audio) \

Definition of shirting

: fabric suitable for shirts

Examples of shirting in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Taylor Stitch is a sustainable shirting and menswear company based in Portland, Oregon. Medea Giordano, Wired, "These Are Our Favorite Small Businesses and Shops," 28 Nov. 2020 Though its precise origins are lost to history, the aloha shirt first appeared in Hawaii in the 1920s or ’30s, probably when local Japanese women adapted kimono fabric for use in men’s shirting. Teddy Brokaw, Smithsonian Magazine, "The History of the Hawaiian Shirt," 10 May 2020 Then the designers played with essentially three elements — cabaret sequins; maroon and cream striped governess shirting; and camo — mixing and matching them in the tropes of historical grandeur and red-light districts. Vanessa Friedman, New York Times, "Seeing the Oscar Challenge to Fashion Week and Raising It One," 10 Feb. 2020 One way designers went about this was to add touches of couture and craft to standard suiting, shirting, and dresses. Vogue, "Introducing Givenchy Atelier: A New Capsule Collection of Elevated Essentials Made With a Couture Sensibility," 4 Oct. 2019 Think, expert tailoring, lace, embellishment, and embroidery on hoodies, T-shirts, and dresses, as well as crisp, clean shirting and trousers. Vogue, "Introducing Givenchy Atelier: A New Capsule Collection of Elevated Essentials Made With a Couture Sensibility," 4 Oct. 2019 A few Arias signatures are there—the raw-edge shirting, the two-tone suits, the pleated denim trousers—plus new, more romantic touches like puffed sleeves, draped necklines, and black grosgrain ribbons. Emily Farra, Vogue, "Erin Beatty, Formerly of Suno, Is Bringing Her Feminine, Artful Vision to a Brand-New Label," 30 Aug. 2018 With James Bouknight suspended the first three games and Richie Springs red-shirting, UConn had nine scholarship players available. Dom Amore,, "UConn men still too ‘nice’ for Dan Hurley and other takeaways from the Huskies’ win over Sacred Heart," 9 Nov. 2019 The new assortment is once again developed with notable ongoing brand partners, including Turnbull & Asser for shirting, Cutler & Gross for eyewear, George Cleverley for footwear and Corgi and William Lockie for knitwear. Vincent Boucher, The Hollywood Reporter, "Forthcoming Kingsman Menswear Line "On Steroids" for 'The King’s Man'," 8 Oct. 2019

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First Known Use of shirting

1604, in the meaning defined above

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6 Dec 2020

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“Shirting.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Jan. 2021.

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