tank top


Definition of tank top 

: a sleeveless collarless shirt with usually wide shoulder straps and no front opening

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In one snap, Kramer and a family member are posing with their feet in the water, both wearing black tank tops and bottoms and cradling their coordinating baby bumps. Jen Juneau, PEOPLE.com, "Bumping Together! Pregnant Jana Kramer Shows Off Matching 'Cousin' Baby Bellies on Vacation," 2 July 2018 Emily paired the oversized hat with a delicate tank top with corset-like details and rolled-up jean shorts. De Elizabeth, Teen Vogue, "Emily Ratajkowski Wears Oversized Straw Hat in Greece," 30 June 2018 To let the the footwear stand out, Hadid wore a relatively simple summer look that included a T-shirt turned tank top, thanks to its scrunched sleeves, a pair of distressed shorts, and a cross-body bag. Liana Satenstein, Vogue, "Gigi Hadid Steps Out In a Surprising New Sneaker," 26 June 2018 An unsuccessful attempt was made to steal socks, tank top T-shirts, underwear and an RCA converter box at a store. Washington Post, "Southern Maryland crime report," 16 May 2018 Background: Louisville football signee and Waggener High School standout Jairus Brents arrested Brents was originally charged with stealing tank tops and boxer briefs from the JCPenney in St. Matthews. Jake Lourim, The Courier-Journal, "U of L signee Jairus Brents' shoplifting charge to be dismissed," 25 June 2018 There are heavy-knit knee socks and dark felt slippers, roomy sweatpants, oversize hoodies, and a gorgeous maxi skirt/tank top combo. Sarah Spellings, The Cut, "Rick Owens’s Latest Capsule Collection Makes Socks and Sandals Look Good," 4 Apr. 2018 The brand’s five pieces include a white pair of jeans, a white button down, a white T-shirt, a white tank top, and a white bandeau. Sarah Spellings, The Cut, "This New Brand Has Mastered Western Style," 13 July 2018 The womenswear debut is a '70s and '80s-inspired tournament-ready kit made up of a dress, a tank top, and shorts, add a matching T-shirt and skirt – all box-fresh pieces to add to your sporting wardrobe. refinery29.com, "Palace Makes Its First Foray Into Womenswear – & We Want It All," 26 June 2018

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First Known Use of tank top

1950, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of tank top

: a shirt that has no sleeves or collar and usually has wide shoulder straps

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