un·​der·​shirt | \ ˈən-dər-ˌshərt How to pronounce undershirt (audio) \

Definition of undershirt

: a collarless undergarment with or without sleeves

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undershirted \ ˈən-​dər-​ˌshər-​təd How to pronounce undershirted (audio) \ adjective

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And so, Offset kept things much more muted than usual in a deep maroon suit, paired with a striped black and white undershirt. Rachel Hahn, Vogue, "How Offset Let Cardi B Shine on the AMAs Red Carpet," 10 Oct. 2018 James contrasted his crimson jacket with black pants and undershirt. Matt Wyatt, Houston Chronicle, "First round of NFL draft supplies first-rate fashion show," 26 Apr. 2018 An undershirt and a size 10 tennis shoe were also found, noteworthy because Coggins’ body was covered only by underwear and jeans. Christian Boone, ajc, "5 things to know about Spalding County cold case murder trial," 23 June 2018 For men, Tommy John carries underwear, undershirts, T-shirts, sweatshirts, socks and other apparel. Katherine Peralta, charlotteobserver, "Upscale underwear retailer to open second-ever store at SouthPark mall," 26 June 2018 The amazing sculptor Penko Platikanov produced a series of exquisite 18th-century figures, depicted in undergarments of the period like corsets, panniers, and undershirts to showcase them. Hamish Bowles, Vogue, "The Met Goes Meta: How Hamish Bowles Created the Costume Institute Exhibition in Ocean’s 8," 7 June 2018 Brawner was down to his undershirt by the time he was being treated. Jay R. Jordan, Houston Chronicle, "Harris County cops, EMS lock themselves in hot car to raise awareness," 6 June 2018 Among other things, prison officials are: ▪ Buying stab-resistant undershirts and personal body alarms for staff members. Gavin Off And Ames Alexander, charlotteobserver, "Autopsies reveal brutality of NC prison officer slayings | Charlotte Observer," 18 May 2018 Nice team, but way overdressed: undershirts, full compression sleeves, full-coverage leggings. Scott Ostler, San Francisco Chronicle, "Warriors’, Rockets’ players in sync with home states’ vibe," 12 May 2018

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First Known Use of undershirt

1648, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of undershirt was in 1648

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English Language Learners Definition of undershirt

US : a shirt that has no collar and sometimes no sleeves and that is worn as underwear


un·​der·​shirt | \ ˈən-dər-ˌshərt How to pronounce undershirt (audio) \

Kids Definition of undershirt

: a collarless garment with or without sleeves that is worn as an undergarment

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