sweat·shirt | \ ˈswet-ˌshərt \

Definition of sweatshirt 

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

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Both had hooded sweatshirts and bandanas around their faces. David Caraccio, sacbee, "Police want these Elk Grove lottery ticket burglars. Here's what you need to know," 28 June 2018 Carter grabs a pair of pink socks, a sweatshirt and another backpack. Charlotte Wilder, SI.com, "The NBA Bar Mitzvah: Wendell Carter Jr. Becomes a Made Man on Draft Night," 25 June 2018 As for the stuff that goes underneath the coats, sumptuous sweatshirts and flowy wide-leg pants rounded out the collection. The Cut, "Max Mara Brought Their Resort Show Back Home," 5 June 2018 Taco Bell teamed with teen retailer Forever 21 to create a collection of its own bodysuits, sweatshirts and hoodies. USA TODAY, "If you crave LaCroix sparkling water, maybe you'll like the swimsuit," 16 May 2018 Brianna was last seen wearing black leggings, a pink camouflage sweatshirt and a red shirt. Detroit Free Press Staff, Detroit Free Press, "Police: Missing Michigan girl, 12, may be in danger," 7 May 2018 This model layered hers beneath a funky sweatshirt and an eye-catching tutu-like skirt. Rachel Torgerson, Cosmopolitan, "You're in a Denim Rut—Here's How to Snap Out of It," 1 Mar. 2018 First, there's Melissa and her three-pound pillow of a neck growth, which has forced her to wear a sweatshirt day and night for the past three years. refinery29.com, "The First Episode Of Dr. Pimple Popper Is A Popaholic's Dream Come True," 12 July 2018 The mini-collection -- composed of yellow and pink sweatshirts Bey wore onstage and a black tee with the same graphic -- will launch July 13 in Paris and will be available the following day on beyonce.com and balmain.com. Sofia Mele, Billboard, "Beyonce & Balmain Team Up for Coachella-Inspired Collection to Benefit United Negro College Fund," 10 July 2018

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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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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 \

Kids Definition of sweatshirt

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

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