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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But the 20 or so fans were all wearing coats or sweatshirts. Ryan Divish, The Seattle Times, "A bright, sunny day in Arizona as Mariners pitchers and catchers report for spring training," 12 Feb. 2019 Marking her first foray into athletic-wear, the first drop of Victoria Beckham x Reebok features sleek sports bras, tracksuits, and a turtleneck-esque sweatshirt that (sadly) sold out in less than 12 hours. Lauren Alexis Fisher, Harper's BAZAAR, "Victoria Beckham Was Her Own Muse for Her Reebok Collection," 24 Jan. 2019 He was last seen wearing a tan hat, a white hooded sweatshirt with red and blue stripes on the sleeves, grey sweatpants, and red sneakers. Kelly Brennan, Philly.com, "Police, SEPTA investigating sexual assault at City Hall station," 4 July 2018 He was last seen wearing a dark hooded sweatshirt, a baseball cap and a scarf. Hannah Rodriguez, The Seattle Times, "Police investigating two reports of sexual assault in Seattle area," 19 Oct. 2018 For his first major red carpet appearance, the SNL comedian opted for a bit more casual of a look, wearing a white sweatshirt, black pants, and sneakers. Lauren Alexis Fisher, Harper's BAZAAR, "Ariana Grande and Pete Davidson Had a PDA-Filled Red Carpet Debut," 21 Aug. 2018 The suspects are white men who wore black hooded sweatshirts during the assault, police said. Kaitlyn Schallhorn, Fox News, "California Sikh man 'heinously' attacked while placing road signs for GOP congressman, police say," 7 Aug. 2018 For his part, Jaden wore a white sweatshirt and jeans. Alyssa Hardy, Teen Vogue, "Kendall Jenner’s Braless Brunch Look Is the Perfect Solution for Wearing a Crop Top All Winter," 17 Dec. 2018 Gigi Hadid has been photographed wearing a cropped sweatshirt on more than one occasion. Lindsey Lanquist, SELF, "Cropped Sweatshirts Are Completely Impractical, But I Want One Anyway," 17 May 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 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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