sweat·​shirt | \ˈswet-ˌshərt \

Definition of sweatshirt 

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

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Now Northwest Knitting Co simply makes the best sweatshirts. Michael Williams, GQ, "These Are the New Dad Status Symbols to Buy This Father’s Day," 13 June 2018 The sweatshirt was pulled over a baseball cap, and the suspect wore black-rimmed sunglasses and had a bandage over the bridge of his nose. Robert Krier, sandiegouniontribune.com, "Suspect in bank robbery sought," 6 June 2018 Should’ve just hinted at with the sweatshirt and then next shot is the tattoo. Alysha Tsuji, For The Win, "New Nike ad features young LeBron James getting his 'Chosen 1' tattoo," 30 May 2018 This airsoft pistol was found … along with the red hooded sweatshirt. CBS News, ""48 Hours: NCIS:" Can agents stop a ruthless attacker preying on Marine wives?," 22 May 2018 The sweatshirt also contains a shout-out to Texas, Scott’s home state. Dave Quinn, PEOPLE.com, "Kylie Jenner and Travis Scott Take Stormi to Turks and Caicos to Celebrate His 26th Birthday," 1 May 2018 The red sweatshirt and white tank top recovered from the location had bullet holes in them. Darcy Costello, The Courier-Journal, "Louisville police arrest suspects in Waterfront Park shooting by SkyStar Ferris wheel," 20 Apr. 2018 The Lyft driver got out his car and grabbed the other driver by the sweatshirt and told him to stop, according to police reports. Adam Ferrise, cleveland.com, "Lyft driver attacked with metal pipe during road rage incident on I-71," 11 Apr. 2018 Lynch pulled the boy, about 12 or 13 years old, aside and spoke to him for more than 20 minutes, and when the boy rejoined the drills, Lynch gave him the sweatshirt off his back. Tim Rohan, SI.com, "Marshawn Lynch Is Football’s Foremost Ambassador," 10 Apr. 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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