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

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web However, this option from ASOS puts an ultra-fun spin on the sporty style with its denim base, sweatshirt sleeves, and colorful chenille patches. Jessie Quinn, Peoplemag, 14 Nov. 2022 This comfy sweatshirt is guaranteed to be in top rotation in their closet. Mike Richard, Men's Health, 14 Nov. 2022 There's also a kids' version and an adult sweatshirt. Marisa Lascala, Good Housekeeping, 12 Nov. 2022 The same artwork is also offered on a gray-marl sweatshirt, while the tees come in sky blue, classic white and green. Demetrius Simms, Robb Report, 10 Nov. 2022 Wilson was in cutoff jeans and a pink tie-dyed sweatshirt. Ian Parker, The New Yorker, 7 Nov. 2022 Give them all the cozy vibes with this adorable, punny sweatshirt featuring cartoon cats inspired by several of the main characters in Harry Potter — from Hermeownie to Pawdamort. Jamie Kravitz, Woman's Day, 4 Nov. 2022 Shortly after the exchange, Musk tweeted a photo of a sweatshirt available on Ocasio-Cortez's website, circling the $58 price tag. CBS News, 3 Nov. 2022 Musk also tweeted an image of an AOC campaign sweatshirt, with the $58 price circled in red, with a thinking-face emoji. Todd Spangler, Variety, 2 Nov. 2022 See More

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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 28 Nov. 2022.

Kids Definition



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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