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

Definition of sweatshirt

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

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He was described as a light-skinned black or Hispanic male approximately 5 [feet] 6 inches to 5 [feet] 8 inches tall with a muscular build wearing a white hooded sweatshirt. Alyssa Lukpat, BostonGlobe.com, "Attleboro police searching for masked gas station robber who may have fled to Rhode Island," 27 Aug. 2019 Both men wore black, hooded sweatshirts, police said. Christine Dempsey, courant.com, "Pizza delivery person robbed in Hartford," 16 July 2019 One of the gunmen was wearing a green, hooded sweatshirt, Barberini said. Evan Sernoffsky, SFChronicle.com, "2 injured, suspects at large in shooting at Tanforan Mall in San Bruno," 2 July 2019 Zwibel said the thief was described as black, in his 20s or 30s, and wearing a dark hooded sweatshirt, khaki slacks and a fishing-style hat. Teri Figueroa, San Diego Union-Tribune, "Man with gun robs Hillcrest bank, flees with cash," 28 June 2019 The carjacker is described as a man in his mid-20s with a slender build, wearing gray running pants, a gray hooded sweatshirt, black shoes and a black beanie. Indianapolis Star, "Carjacker steals Amazon delivery van with packages in Fishers, police say," 25 June 2019 He is estimated to be 5 feet, 8 inches tall and was last seen wearing a black hooded sweatshirt and burnt orange pants. Talis Shelbourne, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Milwaukee police searching for a man wanted in connection with a robbery," 17 June 2019 While Diana’s pink sweatshirt is better left in the ’80s, her matchy styling syncs up with prevailing trends today. Michelle Ruiz, WSJ, "Try Princess Diana’s Preppy Statement-Pant Look," 10 Oct. 2018 The Paloma sweatshirt wasn't the only item involved in the controversy. Alyssa Hardy, Teen Vogue, "Revolve’s Tone-Deaf Shirt Revealed a Giant Flaw in the Body-Positivity Movement," 17 Sep. 2018

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First Known Use of sweatshirt

1925, in the meaning defined above

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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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