undershirt

noun

un·​der·​shirt ˈən-dər-ˌshərt How to pronounce undershirt (audio)
: a collarless undergarment with or without sleeves
undershirted adjective

Examples of undershirt in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The five pieces, which included a leather biker jacket, a knitted turtleneck, an undershirt, leather biker trousers, and matching gloves, were adorned with some 394,000 crystals that looked particularly dazzling under the stage lights. Rachel Cormack, Robb Report, 12 Feb. 2024 The outfit included a biker jacket, leather biker pants, biker gloves, a knitted turtleneck, and a Lurex sparkle undershirt to create the entire look. Kerane Marcellus, Essence, 12 Feb. 2024 The top few buttons of his shirt are undone, over a white undershirt. Hazlitt, 7 Feb. 2024 Onstage, Aïcha wore the same shade of blue and yellow as before, but her worn T-shirt and skirt had been replaced by a snappy blue vest and pants and a bright yellow undershirt. Yacouba Lido, Washington Post, 1 Jan. 2024 Before taking the stage, Barker opted for a more traditional look, sporting a simple black undershirt and matching bowtie, as well as a pair of classic black dress shoes. Ilana Kaplan, Peoplemag, 16 Jan. 2024 Sandoval's lack of an undershirt eventually worked in his favor, as the two quickly started their competition. Charna Flam, Peoplemag, 4 Nov. 2023 Delray Beach Police said the victim was wearing a floral tank top with a black undershirt and black mid-thigh shorts. Teddy Grant, ABC News, 24 July 2023 The cashier blinked at me and muttered how these were undershirts. Dave Schilling, Los Angeles Times, 17 Nov. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1648, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of undershirt was in 1648

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“Undershirt.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/undershirt. Accessed 21 Feb. 2024.

Kids Definition

undershirt

noun
un·​der·​shirt ˈən-dər-ˌshərt How to pronounce undershirt (audio)
: a collarless undergarment for the upper body
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