shirt

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noun \ˈshərt\

Definition of shirt

  1. 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. 2 :  all or a large part of one's money or resources lost his shirt on that business deal

shirtless

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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 century



SHIRT Defined for English Language Learners

shirt

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noun \ˈshərt\

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

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noun \ˈshərt\

Definition of shirt for Students

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



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