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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Or, more simply, an undershirt is a knit; an oxford cloth shirt is a woven. Los Angeles Times, "Revealed: The dirty little secrets of doing hand laundry on the road," 30 Aug. 2019 The two male officers in the room told McGuire to remove his chest binder, a cloth undershirt some trans men and gender nonconforming people use to flatten their chests, and then lifted each of his breasts with their hands, McGuire said. ProPublica, "When Transgender Travelers Walk Into Scanners, Invasive Searches Sometimes Wait on the Other Side," 26 Aug. 2019 Off comes his black T-shirt, and now Costley is under the hoop in a gray, sleeveless undershirt, and sunglasses. Pat Stoetzer, baltimoresun.com/maryland/carroll, "Basketball: Westminster star Herman Costley ‘was always the best player’," 13 July 2019 Nader wore an olive prison uniform with a navy undershirt. Clare Hymes, CBS News, "Mueller witness George Nader remains in custody after arrest on child porn charge," 6 June 2019 Just a hint of a white undershirt was visible beneath the jacket, making for a formalwear meets fun look. Lauren Rearick, Teen Vogue, "Slick Woods, Lily Collins, and This Week’s Top Five Celebrity Looks," 26 Apr. 2019 Leggings paired with an undershirt and sweater are her chosen uniform. Alexandra Macon, Vogue, "Rent the Runway Launches Kids—and My Two Daughters Took It for a Test Drive," 8 Apr. 2019 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

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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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