sweat·​shirt | \ ˈswet-ˌshərt How to pronounce sweatshirt (audio) \

Definition of sweatshirt

: a loose collarless pullover or jacket usually of heavy cotton jersey

Examples of sweatshirt in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Booker, meanwhile, matched the casual vibe in a grey sweatshirt and black shorts. Jodi Guglielmi, PEOPLE.com, "Kendall Jenner and NBA Star Devin Booker Enjoy Casual Dinner in Malibu," 7 Sep. 2020 Police described them both as Hispanic males, one wearing a black hoodie, basketball shorts and a dark mask, and the other in a gray sweatshirt and maskless. Tom Steele, Dallas News, "2 teens, 14 and 17, in custody after bullets fly during attempted robbery of man outside his Garland home," 7 Sep. 2020 The incident happened just before 2:40 a.m. Friday when the victim said he was approached by a man in a gray sweatshirt carrying a black duffel bag near 440 Asylum Street, Cicero said. Zach Murdock, courant.com, "Hartford man arrested after botched armed robbery in downtown early Friday, police say," 4 Sep. 2020 Ardern has hosted Facebook Live videos from her living room, dressed in a sweatshirt, after just putting a child to sleep, driving home the point that everyone has an equal role to play in containing the virus. David A. Bell, Fortune, "Why female leaders are faring better than ‘wartime presidents’ against COVID-19," 20 Aug. 2020 This year's Nordstrom Anniversary Sale includes discounts on tons of Nike items, including this sweatshirt. Samantha Matt, USA TODAY, "15 awesome things from the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale to buy now before they sell out," 18 Aug. 2020 Police said the officer mistook a hammer in Monterrosa’s sweatshirt as a firearm. Michael Cabanatuan, SFChronicle.com, "Vallejo to seek change of venue, gag order in Monterrosa lawsuit," 7 Aug. 2020 She was last seen in a gray sweatshirt, gray jogging pants with black stripes on the side and white Nike Air-Force One shoes. Frank Witsil, Detroit Free Press, "3 girls are missing, and Detroit police are asking for your help to find them," 2 June 2020 The pair opted to keep their outfits for the day causal, with Paulson sporting a baggy sweatshirt and oversized black pants as Taylor wore a pair of white striped pants and a white button-down shirt. Nicholas Rice, PEOPLE.com, "Sarah Paulson and Holland Taylor Share a Sweet Moment in a Rare Outing Together," 28 Aug. 2020

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First Known Use of sweatshirt

1925, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of sweatshirt was in 1925

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17 Sep 2020

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“Sweatshirt.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sweatshirt. Accessed 22 Sep. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of sweatshirt

: a piece of clothing for the upper part of your body that is made from a thick, soft material


sweat·​shirt | \ ˈswet-ˌshərt How to pronounce sweatshirt (audio) \

Kids Definition of sweatshirt

: a loose pullover or jacket without a collar and usually with long sleeves

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