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

Definition of undershirt

: a collarless undergarment with or without sleeves

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 The two both dressed in chic black outfits for the event, the actress sporting a long black dress with a sheer turtleneck while her child opted for a black suit and blue undershirt. Vanessa Etienne, PEOPLE.com, 28 Feb. 2022 The pop star, who received eight nominations this year, rolled up to the red carpet wearing an oversized dark gray suit and white undershirt. Leah Campano, Seventeen, 4 Apr. 2022 Her husband held his own in custom Balenciaga, wearing an oversized dark gray suit with a white undershirt. Chelsey Sanchez, Harper's BAZAAR, 3 Apr. 2022 At the Dom Perignon & Lenny Kravitz 'Assemblage' Exhibition in 2019, the singer wore a full black leather suit with a plunging undershirt and a long fringe statement necklace. Lindy Segal, PEOPLE.com, 3 Apr. 2022 Corral was carted to the locker room for X-rays, which Kiffin said were negative, before returning to the sideline wearing his red undershirt and using two black crutches. Brett Martel, Chron, 2 Jan. 2022 That didn’t help, as Brown took off his jersey, pads, and undershirt. oregonlive, 3 Jan. 2022 In the incident at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey, Brown removed his jersey, shoulder pads, undershirt and glove and gave the crowd a peace sign before leaving mid-game. NBC News, 3 Jan. 2022 Nonetheless, Brown ripped off his uniform, pads, undershirt and gloves and jogged off while giving away souvenirs. Andrew Beaton, WSJ, 2 Jan. 2022 See More

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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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20 Apr 2022

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“Undershirt.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/undershirt. Accessed 18 May. 2022.

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More Definitions for undershirt


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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