sweat·​shirt ˈswet-ˌshərt How to pronounce sweatshirt (audio)
: a loose collarless pullover or jacket usually of heavy cotton jersey

Examples of sweatshirt in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In her post, Dobrev gave a peek into her current life: lying in bed with her dogs, visiting the doctor's office on crutches, and laughing at her boyfriend dancing around in a sweatshirt featuring a tribute to one of her TVD characters. Raechal Shewfelt, EW.com, 4 June 2024 In footage the sheriff’s office released Friday, a man in a gray hooded sweatshirt walks up to the victim, who is standing by a white SUV parked next to the fuel pumps and stabs him with a knife. David Goodhue, Miami Herald, 31 May 2024 Dressed in a gray sweatshirt and a long purple skirt, HuggieBot 2.0 politely asks for hugs from human counterparts. Ellie Gabel, Discover Magazine, 27 May 2024 In videos posted to X (formerly known as Twitter), Jenner could be seen in a black sweatshirt with her hood up in a special section of the concert. Kimberlee Speakman, Peoplemag, 18 May 2024 See all Example Sentences for sweatshirt 

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Word History

First Known Use

1925, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of sweatshirt was in 1925

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“Sweatshirt.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sweatshirt. Accessed 18 Jun. 2024.

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sweat·​shirt -ˌshərt How to pronounce sweatshirt (audio)
: a loose collarless usually long-sleeved pullover or jacket of soft absorbent material

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