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

Definition of undershirt

: a collarless undergarment with or without sleeves

Keep scrolling for more

Other Words from undershirt

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

Examples of undershirt in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Back at Harvey’s place, Harvey is sitting there in an undershirt and suspenders, as your teenage boys in 2020 are wont to do. Jessica Goldstein, Vulture, "Chilling Adventures of Sabrina Recap: Reality Bites," 31 Dec. 2020 Walking away from the waterfront Monday, Cornejo’s undershirt and pants were soaked. David Hernandez, San Diego Union-Tribune, "Police officer jumps in San Diego Bay, rescues man who had fallen off personal watercraft," 14 Oct. 2020 That’s when Garrett reached for Haskins' undershirt. Tim Bielik, cleveland, "Watch Myles Garrett grab Washington quarterback Dwayne Haskins’ shirt tail for a sack," 27 Sep. 2020 Merricks discarded them on the ground as Untereiner, in his undershirt, ran toward the person recording the video. Ramon Antonio Vargas | Staff Writer, NOLA.com, "Watch two men brawl over large Donald Trump flag in Metairie; both cited for battery," 19 Sep. 2020 The deputies walked through the black metal entry gate and into the open courtyard of a two-story apartment building, where an older white man in an undershirt was standing on the concrete stairs, beckoning urgently. Jesse Barron, New York Times, "What Happened Inside Ed Buck’s Apartment?," 16 Sep. 2020 Santos died instantly from the bullet, his body slumped in a sleeveless, white undershirt and pants in the front seat of the vehicle, according to court testimony and a photo of the crime scene. Dianne Solis, Dallas News, "Mother of Santos Rodriguez, a 12-year-old shot by a Dallas police officer, is not hopeful that a justice reckoning is coming," 24 July 2020 The company designed an undershirt that features a pocket located on the back of the neck for the device to easily slip into. Kelly Allen, House Beautiful, "Sony Is Selling a Wearable Air Conditioner That Connects to Your Smartphone," 7 July 2020 Meanwhile, the 30-year-old rapper, whose birth name is Colson Baker, dressed in dark pants and red corduroy jacket, left open to reveal a black undershirt. Georgia Slater, PEOPLE.com, "Megan Fox and Machine Gun Kelly Hold Hands During Date Night in Malibu," 27 June 2020

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'undershirt.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

See More

First Known Use of undershirt

1648, in the meaning defined above

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about undershirt

Time Traveler for undershirt

Time Traveler

The first known use of undershirt was in 1648

See more words from the same year

Statistics for undershirt

Last Updated

14 Jan 2021

Cite this Entry

“Undershirt.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/undershirt. Accessed 22 Jan. 2021.

Keep scrolling for more

More Definitions for undershirt


How to pronounce undershirt (audio)

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

Keep scrolling for more

Comments on undershirt

What made you want to look up undershirt? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).


Test Your Vocabulary

Slippery Words Quiz—Changing with the Times

  • ducreux self portrait yawning
  • What is an earlier meaning of nice?
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

Universal Daily Crossword

A daily challenge for crossword fanatics.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!