sweat·shirt | \ˈswet-ˌshərt \

Definition of sweatshirt 

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

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But instead of wearing a shirt underneath, James wore a sweatshirt. Charlotte Carroll, SI.com, "Watch: LeBron James, Draymond Green Wear Shorts Suits to Game 2 of the NBA Finals," 3 June 2018 Alex Schachter, who often wore a UConn sweatshirt, had his heart set on attending the university and playing the trombone in its marching band. Kathleen Megan, courant.com, "Parkland Shooting Victim's Family Starts UConn Scholarship In His Memory," 29 May 2018 Behind a table bearing snack bars and bottled water, Rouda’s field director, a young Harvard graduate named David Kilstein, wore a sweatshirt bearing Jon Ossoff’s campaign logo; Kilstein had worked on that campaign as well. Vauhini Vara, The New Republic, "Essential reporting, interpretation, and opinion on politics and culture. Don't miss our latest.," 9 May 2018 Blake Lively, with designer Christian Louboutin, briefly joined their area—as did Emily Ratajkowski, who was accompanied by new husband Sebastian Bear-McClard (wearing a red sweatshirt). Josh Duboff, Vanities, "Rihanna’s Met Ball After-Party Draws Emma Stone, the Hadids, and an Impromptu Jaden Smith Performance," 8 May 2018 True to Opening Ceremony’s downtown cool aesthetic, the capsule leans heavily on streetwear staples like sweatshirts, track pants and T-shirts. Aubri Juhasz, The Cut, "Burberry’s Latest Collab Is Full of Cool Kids in Rainbow Check," 13 July 2018 There was, of course, a printed sweatshirt, whose tiny motif featured miniature Korean scholars studying the rolling of joints and the ripping of bongs. New York Times, "New York Men’s Fashion Week: The Mixtape," 11 July 2018 The two approached the bank wearing the masks and hooded sweatshirts, but left after discovering the bank’s doors were locked, prosecutors said. Ruth Bruno, courant.com, "New Jersey Man Pleads Guilty To Robbery Of Killingworth Bank," 11 July 2018 Most wear some kind of military apparel: camouflage pants, a US Marine sweatshirt, an Army baseball cap. Christopher Johnston, The Christian Science Monitor, "Cleveland uses literature to empower youth, overcome social divides," 9 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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