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boiled shirt

noun
1.
a formal or semiformal dress shirt with a starched front.
Origin
1850-1855
1850-55, Americanism
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British Dictionary definitions for boiled shirt

boiled shirt

noun
1.
(informal) a dress shirt with a stiff front
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Slang definitions & phrases for boiled shirt

boiled shirt

noun phrase
  1. A dress shirt, esp with a starched front; Fried Shirt
  2. Stiff, chilly, and pompous behavior; stuffiness: not arrayed in the ''boiled shirt'' of formality (1850s+ Western)

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