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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Other Words from undershirt

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

Examples of undershirt in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Dispatched into the game late in the first quarter, Poeltl removed his warmup top to reveal only a black undershirt underneath. Jeff Mcdonald, ExpressNews.com, "San Antonio Spurs willing to part with DeMarre Carroll," 4 Feb. 2020 Police said the girl was last seen wearing a blue bubble jacket, white undershirt, blue jeans, black sneakers and a white backpack. Kim Bellware, Washington Post, "Video captures chilling kidnapping as 16-year-old girl is snatched off Bronx street in front of her mother," 17 Dec. 2019 The soft undershirt provides lumbar support to improve posture and compression for firming and supporting a dude’s gut and chest. Alexandra Cavallo, USA TODAY, "These things from Spanx have hundreds of rave reviews—and none are shapewear," 24 Feb. 2020 Freud, still in his sleeveless undershirt, is sitting on a wooden desk chair, one hand on each of his knees, fingers spread, clutching the knobby bones underneath. Stephen O’connor, Harper's magazine, "The Interpretation of Dreams," 20 Jan. 2020 Among them was Michael Spicer, 34, of Wellesley, who wore tight jeans, a sleeveless undershirt, and a dark mustache for his portrayal of Freddie Mercury, the late lead singer of Queen. BostonGlobe.com, "“We are celebrating Pete before ALS now,” Nancy Frates said in an interview Saturday, her son’s 35th birthday, less than three weeks after his death due to amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. “We didn’t allow ourselves to do that when he was still with us. And now we are celebrating who he was.”," 29 Dec. 2019 In the photo, the Cleveland Cavaliers player looks dapper while posing in a dark suit with a white undershirt and bracelets. Robyn Merrett, PEOPLE.com, "Kim, Kourtney and Khloé Kardashian Pose with Sisters Kendall and Kylie Jenner at Christmas Party," 26 Dec. 2019 Police said he was last seen wearing a blue and red jacket, white undershirt, black pants, and a red hat. Fox News, "California portrait artist claims customer robbed him of $500 -- but drawing left behind, now given to police," 21 Dec. 2019 Crowley, a 71-year-old Vietnam vet, was wearing shorts, a white undershirt, and a camouflage baseball hat that said MARINE in block caps. Geoff Manaugh, The Atlantic, "The Rise and Fall of an All-Star Crew of Jewel Thieves," 17 Dec. 2019

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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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28 Mar 2020

Cite this Entry

“Undershirt.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/undershirt. Accessed 7 Apr. 2020.

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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


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Kids Definition of undershirt

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

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